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PUBLIC LAW 93-350-JULY 12, 1974
Public Law 93-350 AN ACT To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the retirement of certain law enforcement and firefighter personnel, and for other purposes.
July 12, 1974 [H. R. 9281]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Certain United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3307 of forcement law enand title 5, United States Code, is amended— firefighting per(1) by striking out in subsection (a) thereof "subsections (b) sonnel. Retirement beneand (c) " and inserting in lieu thereof "subsections (b), (c), and fits. (d)";and (2) by adding the following new subsection at the end thereof: " (d) The head of any agency may, with the concurrence of such agent as the President may designate, determine and fix the minimum and maximum limits of age within which an original appointment may be made to a position as a law enforcement officer or firefighter, as Intra. defined by section 8331 (20) and-(21), respectively, of this title." SEC. 2. (a) Section 8331(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out the word "and" at the end of clause (B) ( i i); (2) by inserting the word "and" immediately after the semicolon at the end of subparagraph (C); (3) by adding immediately below subparagraph (C) the following new subparagraph: " (D) with respect to a law enforcement officer, premium 5 USC 5545. pay under section 5545(c)(2) of this title;"; and (4) by striking out "subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this paragraph" and inserting in lieu thereof "subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) of this paragraph". (b) Section 8331 of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph ( 1 8); (2J by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (19) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the word "and"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following: "(20) 'law enforcement officer' means an employee, the duties "Law enforceof whose position are primarily the investigation, apprehension, ment officer." or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States, including an employee engaged in this activity who is transferred to a supervisory or administrative position. For the purpose of this para- "Detention. graph, 'detention' includes the duties of— " (A) employees of the Bureau of Prisons and Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated; " (B) employees of the Public Health Service assigned to the field service of the Bureau of Prisons or of the Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated; " (C) employees in the field service at Army or Navy disciplinary barracks or at confinement and rehabilitation facilities operated by any of the armed forces; and " (D) employees of the Department of Corrections of the District of Columbia, its industries and utilities; whose duties in connection with individuals in detention suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States or of the District of Columbia or offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (chapter