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104 STAT. 4834 PUBLIC LAW 101-647—NOV. 29, 1990 TITLE XIII—PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' DISABILITY BENEFITS SEC. 1301. PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' DISABILITY BENEFITS. (a) PAYMENT.— Section 1201 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796) is amended— (1) in subsections (c) and (d) by striking "(b)" each place it appears and inserting "(c)", (2) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) as subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i), respectively, (3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following: "(b) In accordance with regulations issued pursuant to this part, in any case in which the Bureau determines that a public safety officer has become permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line of duty, the Bureau shall pay, to the extent that appropriations are provided, a benefit of up to $100,000, adjusted in accordance with subsection (g), to such officer: Provided, That the total annual benefits paid under this section may not exceed $5,000,000. For the purposes of making these benefit payments, there are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary: Provided further. That these benefit payments are subject to the availability of appropriations and that each beneficiary's payment shall be reduced by a proportionate share to the extent that sufficient funds are not appropriated.", and (4) by adding at the end thereof the following: "(j)(l) No benefit is payable under this part with respect to the death of a public safety officer if a benefit is paid under this part with respect to the disability of such officer. "(2) No benefit is payable under this part with respect to the disability of a public safety officer if a benefit is payable under this part with respect to the death of such public safety officer.". (b) LIMITATIONS.— Paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of section 1202 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796a) are each amended by inserting "or catastrophic injury" after "death". (c) DEFINITION. —Section 1204 of the Omnibus Crime Control and 42 USC 3796b. Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796c) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (6) as paragraphs (2) through (7), respectively, and (2) by inserting before paragraph (2),. as so redesignated, the following: "(1) 'catastrophic injury' means consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work;".. SEC. 1302. RESCUE SQUAD AND AMBULANCE PERSONNEL. Section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b) is amended in paragraph (2) (relating to the definition of firefighter) by— (1) adding "." after "ambulance crew"; and (2) striking "who was responding to a fire, rescue or police emergency.".