S. 1998 (109th): Stolen Valor Act of 2005

Introduced:
Nov 10, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-437.
Sponsor
Kent Conrad
Senator from North Dakota
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Dec 11, 2006
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3352 (Related)
Stolen Valor Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 2005

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2006.

Progress
Introduced Nov 10, 2005
Referred to Committee Nov 10, 2005
Passed Senate Sep 07, 2006
Passed House Dec 06, 2006
Signed by the President Dec 20, 2006
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance protections relating to the reputation and meaning of the Medal of Honor and other military decorations and awards, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
27 cosponsors (14D, 13R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Senate Judiciary

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


12/20/2006--Public Law.
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, trading, bartering, 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.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 1998 (109th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus