H.R. 1668: To include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits

May 3, 2011 at 10:55 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 1668: To include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits was introduced on May 2, 2011 by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA8):

HR 1668 IH

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1668

To include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 2, 2011

Mr. FITZPATRICK introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits.

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 `Danny McIntosh Emergency Medical Service Providers Protection Act’.

SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY.

Section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b) is amended–

(1) in paragraph (7), by striking `public employee member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew;’ and inserting `employee or volunteer member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew (including a ground or air ambulance service) that–

`(A) is a public agency; or

`(B) is (or is a part of) a nonprofit entity serving the public that–

`(i) is officially authorized or licensed to engage in rescue activity or to provide emergency medical services; and

`(ii) is officially designated as a pre-hospital emergency medical response agency;’; and

(2) in paragraph (9)–

(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking `as a chaplain’ and all that follows through the semicolon, and inserting `or as a chaplain;’;

(B) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking `or’ after the semicolon;

(C) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking the period and inserting `; or’; and

(D) by adding at the end the following:

`(D) a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew who, as authorized or licensed by law and by the applicable agency or entity (and as designated by such agency or entity), is engaging in rescue activity or in the provision of emergency medical services.’.

SEC. 3. OFFSET.

Of the unobligated balances available under the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund, $12,000,000 are permanently cancelled.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

The amendments made by section 2 shall apply only to injuries sustained on or after June 1, 2009.

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