Bills Signed: H.R. 2992, H.R. 5313, H.R. 6943, and S. 3451
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the President signed into law:
H.R. 2992, the “Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Law Enforcement Training Act” or the “TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act,” which requires the Justice Department to develop first responder crisis intervention training tools to recognize and assist persons suffering from traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder;
Thank you to Representatives Pascrell, Bacon, Demings, and Rutherford, and Senators Ossoff, Grassley, and Kennedy for their leadership.
H.R. 5313, “Reese’s Law,” which establishes safety standards regarding button cell or coin batteries;
Thank you to Representatives Kelly, Arrington, and Lieu, and Senators Blumenthal and Blackburn for their leadership.
H.R. 6943, the “Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022,” which expands the eligibility for death and disability benefits under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program to include certain public safety officers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder stemming from exposure to a traumatic event in the line of duty; and
Thank you to Representatives Trone, Reschenthaler, and Craig, and Senators Duckworth, Cornyn, Durbin, Tillis, as well as the many other Members who supported this bill.
S. 3451, which adds certain technology-related projects to those eligible for special transparency, coordination, and oversight processes for Federal permitting.
Thank you to Senators Hagerty, King, and Portman and Representatives McCaul, Steil, Ellzey, and Ross for their leadership.