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        S.1525

                       One Hundred Fifth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-
                                  eight


                                 An Act


 
 To provide financial assistance for higher education to the dependents 
 of Federal, State, and local public safety officers who are killed or 
  permanently and totally disabled as the result of a traumatic injury 
                     sustained in the line of duty.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Police, Fire, and Emergency Officers 
Educational Assistance Act of 1998''.
SEC. 2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TO DEPENDENTS OF 
PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS KILLED OR PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED IN 
THE LINE OF DUTY.
    Part L of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 
(42 U.S.C. 3796 et seq.) is amended--
        (1) in the heading for subpart 2, by striking ``Civilian 
    Federal Law Enforcement'' and inserting ``Public Safety'';
        (2) in section 1211(1), by striking ``civilian Federal law 
    enforcement'' and inserting ``public safety'';
        (3) in section 1212(a)--
            (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``Federal law 
        enforcement'' and inserting ``public safety'';
            (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Financial'' and 
        inserting the following: ``Except as provided in paragraph (3), 
        financial''; and
            (C) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) The financial assistance referred to in paragraph (2) shall 
be reduced by the sum of--
        ``(A) the amount of educational assistance benefits from other 
    Federal, State, or local governmental sources to which the eligible 
    dependent would otherwise be entitled to receive; and
        ``(B) the amount, if any, determined under section 1214(b).'';
        (4) in section 1214--
            (A) by inserting ``(a) In General.--'' before ``The''; and
            (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Sliding Scale.--Notwithstanding section 1213(b), the Attorney 
General shall issue regulations regarding the use of a sliding scale 
based on financial need to ensure that an eligible dependent who is in 
financial need receives priority in receiving funds under this 
subpart.'';
        (5) in section 1216(a), by inserting ``and each dependent of a 
    public safety officer killed in the line of duty on or after 
    October 1, 1997,'' after ``1992,''; and
        (6) in section 1217--
            (A) by striking paragraph (2); and
            (B) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs 
        (2) and (3), respectively.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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