H.R. 3352 (109th): Stolen Valor Act of 2005

Introduced:
Jul 19, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

S. 1998 (same title)
Signed by the President — Dec 20, 2006

This bill was introduced on July 19, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Jul 19, 2005
 
Sponsor
John Salazar
Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 19, 2005
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1998 (Related)
Stolen Valor Act of 2005

Signed by the President
Dec 20, 2006

 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
111 cosponsors (73D, 38R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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7/19/2005--Introduced.
Stolen Valor Act of 2005 - Amends the federal criminal code to expand the prohibition against wearing, manufacturing, or selling military decorations or medals without legal authorization to prohibit purchasing, soliciting, mailing, shipping, importing, exporting, producing blank certificates of receipt for, advertising, or exchanging such decorations or medals without authorization.
Prohibits falsely representing oneself as having been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the Armed Forces or any of the service medals or badges.
Increases penalties for violations if the offense involves a Distinguished Service Cross, an Air Force Cross, a Navy Cross, a silver star, or a Purple Heart.

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