TITLE

Volunteer Firefighter Act Passes House

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Jan2008, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the passing of the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (VRIPA) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Act prohibits the federal government from taxing benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel by state and local governments. It is reported that VRIPA passed the Senate as part of House Resolution 3648 and is now on the way to the president for signature.
ACCESSION #
30012068

 

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