42 U.S. Code § 3796a–1 - National programs for families of public safety officers who have sustained fatal or catastrophic injury in the line of duty
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The Director is authorized to use no less than $150,000 of the funds appropriated for this subchapter to maintain and enhance national peer support and counseling programs to assist families of public safety officers who have sustained fatal or catastrophic injury in the line of duty.
Source(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 1203, as added Pub. L. 100–690, title VI, § 6106(a)(2),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4341; amended Pub. L. 105–180, § 2(a),June 16, 1998, 112 Stat. 511; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1086(b)(1)(D),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1966.)
A prior section 1203 ofPub. L. 90–351was renumbered section 1204 and is classified to section 3796b of this title.
Another prior section 1203 ofPub. L. 90–351, title VII, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 237, was set out in the Appendix to Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–308, § 104(b),May 19, 1986, 100 Stat. 459.
2013—Pub. L. 112–239substituted “who have sustained fatal or catastrophic injury in the line of duty” for “who have died in the line of duty” in section catchline and text.
1998—Pub. L. 105–180amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Director is authorized and directed to use up to $150,000 of the funds appropriated for this subchapter to establish national programs to assist the families of public safety officers who have died in the line of duty.”
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–239effective Jan. 2, 2013, and applicable to matters pending on Jan. 2, 2013, or filed or accruing after that date, with certain exceptions, see section 1086(d) ofPub. L. 112–239, set out as a note under section 3791 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
Effective Aug. 1, 2000, all functions of Director of Bureau of Justice Assistance, other than those enumerated in section 3742 (3) to (6) of this title, transferred to Assistant Attorney General for Office of Justice Programs, see section 1000(a)(1) [title I, § 108(b)] of Pub. L. 106–113, set out as a note under section 3741 of this title.
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