Text: H.R.4901 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 4901 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 4901

 To amend the Federal Law Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990 to adjust 
    the percentage differentials payable to Federal law enforcement 
      officers in certain high-cost areas, and for other purposes.



                           December 19, 2007

 Mr. King of New York (for himself, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. 
 Turner, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mrs. Maloney of New York, 
 Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Baird, Mr. Fossella, Mrs. McCarthy of 
   New York, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Issa, Mr. Udall of New 
Mexico, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Stupak, Mrs. Biggert, 
   Mr. McNulty, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Payne, Mr. Baker, Mr. Castle, Mr. 
  Pastor, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. 
Holt, Mr. Allen, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Bishop of 
Georgia, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Shays, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Platts, Mr. 
   Doyle, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Clay, and Mr. Ruppersberger) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
                           Government Reform


                                 A BILL

 To amend the Federal Law Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990 to adjust 
    the percentage differentials payable to Federal law enforcement 
      officers in certain high-cost areas, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    (a) In General.--Paragraph (1) of section 404(b) of the Federal Law 
Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990 (5 U.S.C. 5305 note) is amended by 
striking the matter after ``follows:'' and inserting the following:

          ``Area                                           Differential
        Atlanta Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.     16.82% 
        Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, MA-NH-ME-CT-RI               24.42% 
            Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI Consolidated             25.68% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN Consolidated              21.47% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Cleveland Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical         17.83% 
        Columbus Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area     16.90% 
        Dallas Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area..     18.51% 
        Dayton Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area..     15.97% 
        Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO Consolidated                 22.78% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI Consolidated                25.61% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Hartford, CT Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical      24.47% 
        Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX Consolidated             30.39% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Huntsville Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical        13.29% 
        Indianapolis Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical      13.38% 
        Kansas City Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical       14.11% 
        Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA                 27.25% 
            Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Consolidated Metropolitan     21.75% 
            Statistical Area.
        Milwaukee Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical         17.45% 
        Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Consolidated                20.27% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-     27.17% 
            PA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Orlando, FL Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical       14.22% 
        Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD      21.03% 
            Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Pittsburgh Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical        14.89% 
        Portland-Salem, OR-WA Consolidated Metropolitan         20.96% 
            Statistical Area.
        Richmond Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area     16.46% 
        Sacramento-Yolo, CA Consolidated Metropolitan           20.77% 
            Statistical Area.
        San Diego, CA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical     22.13% 
        San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Consolidated         32.98% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA Consolidated               21.18% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        St. Louis Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical         14.69% 
        Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV Consolidated          19.48% 
            Metropolitan Statistical Area.
        Rest of United States Consolidated Metropolitan       14.19%''.
            Statistical Area.
    (b) Special Rules.--For purposes of the provision of law amended by 
subsection (a)--
            (1) the counties of Providence, Kent, Washington, Bristol, 
        and Newport, RI, the counties of York and Cumberland, ME, and 
        the city of Concord, NH, shall be treated as if located in the 
        Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, MA-NH-ME-CT-RI Consolidated 
        Metropolitan Statistical Area; and
            (2) members of the Capitol Police shall be considered to be 
        law enforcement officers within the meaning of section 402 of 
        the Federal Law Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a)--
            (1) shall take effect as if included in the Federal Law 
        Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990 on the date of the enactment 
        of such Act; and
            (2) shall be effective only with respect to pay for service 
        performed in pay periods beginning on or after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act.
Subsection (b) shall be applied in a manner consistent with the 
preceding sentence.


    (a) In General.--Section 5547 of title 5, United States Code, is 
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``5545a,'';
            (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``or 5545a''; and
            (3) in subsection (d), by striking the period and inserting 
        ``or a criminal investigator who is paid availability pay under 
        section 5545a.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect as if included in the enactment of section 1114 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107; 115 
Stat. 1239).