2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 145 - Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor and Tributes
Sec. 15201 - Authorization of Medal

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 15201 (2016)
Section Name

§15201. Authorization of Medal

Section Text

After September 1, 2001, the President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a Medal of Valor of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances, to a public safety officer who is cited by the Attorney General, upon the recommendation of the Medal of Valor Review Board, for extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty. The Public Safety Medal of Valor shall be the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 107–12, §2, May 30, 2001, 115 Stat. 20.)

Editorial Notes

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 107–12, §1, May 30, 2001, 115 Stat. 20, provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter and amending section 2214 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade] may be cited as the 'Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001'."

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 145 - PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR AND TRIBUTES
Sec. 15201 - Authorization of Medal
Contains section 15201
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Short Titles 'Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001'."
Statutes at Large References 115 Stat. 20
Public Law References Public Law 107-12
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