Senate Bill 3763
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Pandemic Responder Service Award Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 19, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 19, 2020
Latest Action
May 19, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3763
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Pandemic Responder Service Award Act

This bill establishes a monetary award for health care workers who provide eligible services during the COVID-19 (i.e. coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. The award may only be used by the worker or their dependents for specified purposes, such as repaying student loans or starting a business. Eligible services include, among others, emergency medical services, health care or patient care services, and mortuary services in environments that present an elevated risk of contracting COVID-19.

The maximum award amount is $10,000 in 2021, with amounts in subsequent years increased by cost-of-living adjustments. Recipients receive a percentage of that amount based on the number of days they provided eligible services during the pandemic.

The Department of the Treasury must establish application processes and guidelines for the award and maintain savings accounts for eligible health care workers or their dependents to receive distributions of award amounts.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/19/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
05/19/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 20, 2020 4:27:14 AM
Updated
Feb 13, 2021 5:41:46 AM