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S. 1525 (es) 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. %...
One Hundred Fifth Congress
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-
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),
(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
(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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