2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 145A - Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (Sections 15231 - 15261)
Sec. 15231 - Definitions

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 145A - LAW ENFORCEMENT CONGRESSIONAL BADGE OF BRAVERY
Sec. 15231 - Definitions
Containssection 15231
Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Short Titles'Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008'."

Source CreditPub. L. 110-298, §2, July 31, 2008, 122 Stat. 2985.
Statutes at Large References122 Stat. 2985
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 110-298

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42 U.S.C. § 15231 (2014)

§15231. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Federal agency head

The term "Federal agency head" means the head of any executive, legislative, or judicial branch Government entity that employs Federal law enforcement officers.

(2) Federal Board

The term "Federal Board" means the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board established under section 15243(a) of this title.

(3) Federal Board members

The term "Federal Board members" means the members of the Federal Board appointed under section 15243(c) of this title.

(4) Federal Law Enforcement Badge

The term "Federal Law Enforcement Badge" means the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery described in section 15241 of this title.

(5) Federal law enforcement officer

The term "Federal law enforcement officer"—

(A) means a Federal employee—

(i) who has statutory authority to make arrests or apprehensions;

(ii) who is authorized by the agency of the employee to carry firearms; and

(iii) whose duties are primarily—

(I) engagement in or supervision of the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law; or

(II) the protection of Federal, State, local, or foreign government officials against threats to personal safety; and


(B) includes a law enforcement officer employed by the Amtrak Police Department or Federal Reserve.

(6) Office

The term "Office" means the Congressional Badge of Bravery Office established under section 15261(a) of this title.

(7) State and Local Board

The term "State and Local Board" means the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board established under section 15253(a) of this title.

(8) State and Local Board members

The term "State and Local Board members" means the members of the State and Local Board appointed under section 15253(c) of this title.

(9) State and Local Law Enforcement Badge

The term "State and Local Law Enforcement Badge" means the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery described in section 15251 of this title.

(10) State or local agency head

The term "State or local agency head" means the head of any executive, legislative, or judicial branch entity of a State or local government that employs State or local law enforcement officers.

(11) State or local law enforcement officer

The term "State or local law enforcement officer" means an employee of a State or local government—

(A) who has statutory authority to make arrests or apprehensions;

(B) who is authorized by the agency of the employee to carry firearms; and

(C) whose duties are primarily—

(i) engagement in or supervision of the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law; or

(ii) the protection of Federal, State, local, or foreign government officials against threats to personal safety.

(Pub. L. 110–298, §2, July 31, 2008, 122 Stat. 2985.)

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 110–298, §1, July 31, 2008, 122 Stat. 2985, provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008'."

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