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Public Law 107-37
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide for the expedited payment of certain benefits for a public 
  safety officer who was killed or suffered a catastrophic injury as a 
 direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line 
   of duty in connection with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 
             2001. <<NOTE: Sept. 18, 2001 -  [H.R. 2882]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. EXPEDITED PAYMENT FOR HEROIC PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS.

    Notwithstanding the limitations of subsection (b) of section 1201 or 
the provisions of subsections (c), (d), and (e) of such section or 
section 1202 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796, 3796a), upon certification by a public 
agency that a public safety officer employed by such agency was killed 
or suffered a catastrophic injury as a direct and proximate result of a 
personal injury sustained in the line of duty as described in section 
1201(a) of such Act in connection with the rescue or recovery efforts 
related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Director of 
the Bureau of Justice Assistance shall authorize payment to qualified 
beneficiaries, said payment to be made not later than 30 days after 
receipt of such certification, benefits described under subpart 1 of 
part L of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796 et seq.).

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act, the terms ``catastrophic injury'', 
``public agency'', and ``public safety officer'' have the same meanings 
given such terms in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control 
and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b).

    Approved September 18, 2001.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2882:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
            Sept. 13, considered and passed House and Senate.

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Pages: 1

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