15 U.S. Code § 2214 - Public safety awards

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(a) Establishment
There is hereby established an honorary award for the recognition of outstanding and distinguished service by public safety officers to be known as the Administrator’s Award For Distinguished Public Safety Service (“Administrator’s Award”).
(b) Description
The Administrator’s Award shall be presented by the Administrator of FEMA or by the Attorney General to public safety officers for distinguished service in the field of public safety.
(c) Award
Each Administrator’s Award shall consist of an appropriate citation.
(d) Regulations
The Administrator of FEMA and the Attorney General are authorized and directed to issue jointly such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.
(e) “Public safety officer” defined
As used in this section, the term “public safety officer” means a person serving a public agency, with or without compensation, as—
(1) a firefighter;
(2) a law enforcement officer, including a corrections or court officer; or
(3) a civil defense officer.

Source

(Pub. L. 93–498, § 15,Oct. 29, 1974, 88 Stat. 1544; Pub. L. 98–241, title II, § 202,Mar. 22, 1984, 98 Stat. 96; Pub. L. 106–503, title I, § 110(a)(2)(B)(iv), (v), (C),Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2302; Pub. L. 107–12, § 8,May 30, 2001, 115 Stat. 22; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title XVIII, § 1802(b),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2100.)
Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 112–239, § 1802(b)(2), substituted “Administrator’s Award” for “Director’s Award” wherever appearing.
Pub. L. 112–239, § 1802(b)(1), substituted “Administrator of FEMA” for “Director” in two places.
2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–12, § 8(1), added subsec. (a) and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (a). Text read as follows: “There are hereby established two classes of honorary awards for the recognition of outstanding and distinguished service by public safety officers—
“(1) the President’s Award For Outstanding Public Safety Service (‘President’s Award’); and
“(2) the Director’s Award For Distinguished Public Safety Service (‘Director’s Award’).”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–12, § 8(2), struck out pars. (1) and (2) designations and text of par. (1) which read as follows: “The President’s Award shall be presented by the President of the United States to public safety officers for extraordinary valor in the line of duty or for outstanding contribution to public safety.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–12, § 8(3), (4), redesignatedsubsec. (e) as (c) and struck out pars. (1) and (2) designations and text of par. (1), which read as follows: “Each President’s Award shall consist of—
“(A) a medal suitably inscribed, bearing such devices and emblems, and struck from such material as the Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the Director and the Attorney General deems appropriate. The Secretary of the Treasury shall cause the medal to be struck and furnished to the President; and
“(B) an appropriate citation.”
Former subsec. (c) was struck out.
Pub. L. 107–12, § 8(3), struck out heading and text of subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “The Director and the Attorney General shall advise and assist the President in the selection of individuals to whom the President’s Award shall be tendered and in the course of performing such duties they shall seek and review nominations for such awards which are submitted to them by Federal, State, county, and local government officials. They shall annually transmit to the President the names of those individuals determined by them to merit the award, together with the reasons therefor. Recipients of the President’s Award shall be selected by the President.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–12, § 8(3), redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (d) and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (d). Text read as follows:
“(1) There shall not be presented in any one calendar year in excess of twelve President’s Awards.
“(2) There shall be no limitation on the number of Director’s Awards presented.”
Subsecs. (e) to (g). Pub. L. 107–12, § 8(3), redesignatedsubsecs. (e) to (g) as (c) to (e), respectively.
2000—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(C), substituted “Director’s” for “Secretary’s” in two places.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(B)(iv), (C), substituted “Director’s” for “Secretary’s” and “Director” for “Secretary”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(B)(iv), substituted “Director” for “Secretary”.
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(C), substituted “Director’s” for “Secretary’s”.
Subsec. (e)(1)(A). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(B)(v), substituted “with the Director” for “with the Secretary”.
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(C), substituted “Director’s” for “Secretary’s”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 106–503, § 110(a)(2)(B)(iv), substituted “Director” for “Secretary”.
1984—Subsecs. (b)(2), (c), (e)(1)(A), (f). Pub. L. 98–241struck out “, the Secretary of Defense,” after “Secretary” wherever appearing.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of all functions, personnel, assets, components, authorities, grant programs, and liabilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including the functions of the Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management relating thereto, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, see section 315 (a)(1) of Title 6, Domestic Security.
For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including the functions of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see former section 313 (1) andsections 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.
Functions of National Fire Prevention and Control Administration [now United States Fire Administration] and National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control generally transferred to Federal Emergency Management Agency. For further details see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 2202 of this title.
Ex. Ord. No. 13161. Establishment of the Presidential Medal of Valor for Public Safety Officers

Ex. Ord. No. 13161, June 29, 2000, 65 F.R. 41543, provided:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is ordered:
Section 1. The Presidential Medal of Valor for Public Safety Officers (Medal) is established for the purpose of recognizing those public safety officers adjudged to have shown extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty in the exercise of their official duties. As used in this section, the term “public safety officer” means a person serving a public agency with or without compensation:
(1) as a law enforcement officer, including police, correctional, probation, or parole officers;
(2) as a firefighter or emergency responder; and
(3) who is employed by the Government of the United States, any State of the United States, any officially recognized elective body within a State of the United States, or any Federally recognized tribal organization.
Sec. 2. Eligible recipients generally will be recommended to the President by the Attorney General by April 1 of each year. Pursuant to 36 U.S.C. 136–137, the President designates May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week.” Presentation of the Medal shall occur at an appropriate time during the commemoration of Police Week, as far as is practicable.
Sec. 3. The President may select for the Medal up to ten persons annually from among those persons recommended to the President by the Attorney General. In submitting recommendations to the President, the Attorney General may consult with experts representing all segments of the public safety sector, including representatives from law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency services.
Sec. 4. Those chosen for recognition shall receive a medal and a certificate, the designs of which shall be submitted by the Attorney General for the President’s approval no later than December 1, 2000. The medal and certificate shall be prepared by the Department of Justice.
Sec. 5. The Medal may be given posthumously.
William J. Clinton.

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15 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 22142012112-239 [Sec.] 1802(b)(2)126 Stat. 2100
§ 22142012112-239 [Sec.] 1802(b)(1)126 Stat. 2100

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