Sending Office: Honorable Ralph Norman
I wanted to reach out about a bill that my boss plans on introducing this morning for National Police Week.
Rep. Norman’s bill would codify a current IRS Revenue Ruling for disability compensation for law enforcement officers. Under the current ruling, if a law enforcement officer is permanently injured in the line of duty, they receive their retirement disability
compensation tax-free. Unfortunately, once they hit their original “retirement age” they lose the tax-free status – though they are obviously still disabled. Rep. Norman’s bill would expand and codify this ruling to allow permanently disabled first-responders
(police, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, etc.) to receive the tax-free status their entire lives.
We have been working with Sen. Daines’ (R-MT) and Sen. Coons’ (D-DE) offices, who will be introducing a Senate companion, so we are hoping to make this a bi-partisan effort as well. I have attached a brief one-pager and the text.
Current original cosponsors: Rep. Mark Meadows, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, and Rep. Bill Johnson
Current supporting organizations: National Sheriff’s Associations,
Wounded Officer Initiative, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, and National Center for Police Advocacy. I reached out to the Fraternal Order of Police on Friday, and when I reached out, they said they were currently swamped due to Police Week
but at first glance, they really liked the idea – so I am waiting to hear back very soon.
Deadline for Original Cosponsors is TODAY at 10:30am!
We really hope you can join us in supporting our first responders who have been critically injured in the line of duty. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to cosponsor.
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