H.R. 1775 (112th): Stolen Valor Act of 2012

Introduced:
May 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Joseph Heck
Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 19, 2012
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 258 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Signed by the President
Jun 03, 2013

S. 1728 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 18, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 13, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced May 05, 2011
Referred to Committee May 05, 2011
Reported by Committee Aug 01, 2012
Passed House Sep 13, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.

Summary

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 13, 2012 2:59 p.m.
Passed 410/3

Cosponsors
107 cosponsors (90R, 17D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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9/13/2012--Passed House amended.
(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 10, 2012. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Stolen Valor Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:
a Congressional Medal of Honor, a distinguished-service cross, a Navy cross, an Air Force cross, a silver star, a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantryman's Badge, a Combat Action Badge, a Combat Medical Badge, a Combat Action Ribbon, a Combat Action Medal, or any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.

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