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

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 10, 2012 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 468

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1775

[Report No. 112–650]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Heller, Mr. Platts, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Crawford, Mr. McKeon, Mr. West, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Walden, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, and Mr. Long) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

September 10, 2012

Additional sponsors: Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mrs. Adams, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Womack, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Fortenberry, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Calvert, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Crenshaw, Mrs. Black, Mr. Amodei, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Renacci, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Jones, Mr. Cole, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Barrow, Mr. Critz, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Akin, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Rigell, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Austria, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Wittman, Ms. Hayworth, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Marino, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Schilling, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Harris, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Peterson, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Flores, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Canseco, and Mr. Bass of New Hampshire

September 10, 2012

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish a criminal offense relating to fraudulent claims about military service.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stolen Valor Act of 2012.

2.

Fraudulent representations about receipt of military decorations or medals

(a)

In general

Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking wears,; and

(2)

so that subsection (b) reads as follows:

(b)

Fraudulent representations about receipt of military decorations or medals

Whoever, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds oneself out to be a recipient of a decoration or medal described in subsection (c)(2) or (d) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

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(b)

Addition of certain other medals

Section 704(d) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking If a decoration and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

If a decoration

;

(2)

by inserting a combat badge, after 1129 of title 10,; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Combat badge defined

In this subsection, the term combat badge means a Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Ribbon, or Combat Action Medal.

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(c)

Conforming amendment

Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, is amended in each of subsections (c)(1) and (d) by striking or (b).

Amend the title so as to read: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals..

September 10, 2012

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed