Text: H.R.461 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 461 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 461

To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age limit 
for an original appointment to a position as a Federal law enforcement 
   officer in the case of any individual who has been discharged or 
     released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable 
                  conditions, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 4, 2013

 Mr. Bishop of Utah (for himself, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Matheson, and Mr. 
   Stewart) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
              Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age limit 
for an original appointment to a position as a Federal law enforcement 
   officer in the case of any individual who has been discharged or 
     released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable 
                  conditions, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. INCREASE IN MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT.

    (a) Positions Subject to CSRS.--Section 3307(d) of title 5, United 
States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(d) The'' and inserting ``(d)(1) Except 
        as provided in paragraph (2), the''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(2) The maximum limit of age within which an original appointment 
may be made to a position as a law enforcement officer (as defined by 
section 8331(20)) shall, in the case of an individual who, before the 
effective date of such appointment, was discharged or released from 
active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions, be 40 years 
of age.''.
    (b) Positions Subject to FERS.--Section 3307(e) of title 5, United 
States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Except as provided in 
        paragraph (2),'' and inserting ``Except as provided in 
        paragraph (2) or (3),''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) The maximum age limit for an original appointment to a 
position as a law enforcement officer (as defined by section 8401(17)) 
shall, in the case of an individual who, before the effective date of 
such appointment, was discharged or released from active duty in the 
armed forces under honorable conditions, be 40 years of age.''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO PREVENT MANDATORY SEPARATION BEFORE BECOMING 
              ELIGIBLE TO RETIRE.

    (a) Amendment Relating to CSRS.--Section 8335(b) of title 5, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) In the case of an employee who, before the date of such 
employee's original appointment to a position as a law enforcement 
officer, was discharged or released from active duty in the armed 
forces under honorable conditions, paragraph (1) shall be applied--
            ``(A) by substituting `60' for `57'; and
            ``(B) by substituting `63 years' for `60 years'.''.
    (b) Amendment Relating to FERS.--Section 8425(b) of title 5, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) In the case of an employee who, before the date of such 
employee's original appointment to a position as a law enforcement 
officer (as defined by section 8331(20) or 8401(17)), was discharged or 
released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable 
conditions, paragraph (1) shall be applied--
            ``(A) by substituting `60' for `57'; and
            ``(B) by substituting `63 years' for `60 years'.''.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    (a) Amendments Relating to Maximum Age Limit.--The amendments made 
by section 1 shall apply with respect to appointments made after the 
end of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of 
this Act.
    (b) Amendments Relating to Mandatory Separation.--The amendments 
made by section 2 shall apply with respect to individuals originally 
appointed as law enforcement officers (within the meaning of the 
amendment made by subsection (a) or (b) of section 2, as appropriate) 
after the end of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
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