|August 4, 2007||
H.R. 2726 has been introduced (June 2007) to slightly modify the LEOSA of 2004.
One change is to eliminate the retirement requirement for former law enforcement officers. The amendment proposes to change the requirement of having "retired in good standing" to having "departed in good standing."
There are some other changes as well.
You can read the text of the proposed bill (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2007) by doing a search for HR 2726 at www.thomas.gov
|July 15, 2009||
The above amendment was not enacted. Senate bill S 1132, which contains the same amendment was introduced May 21, 2009.
You can read the text of the proposed bill (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Improvements Act of 2009) by doing a search for the bill number (which may change in other years) or better still, "Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act" at www.thomas.gov
The main change of interest for retirees is that retirement is good standing is proposed to be replaced by "separated" with the same qualifications and the length of service is changed from 15 years to "served as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more."