S. 658 (112th): Support for Survivors Act

Introduced:
Mar 28, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1260 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 30, 2011

Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 28, 2011
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1260 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 30, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 28, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 28, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 28, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to provide for the preservation by the Department of Defense of documentary evidence of the Department of Defense on incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (17D, 6R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Armed Services

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/28/2011--Introduced.
Support for Survivors Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense to identify the most appropriate and effective means for the preservation by the Department of Defense (DOD) of documentary evidence of incidents of sexual assault or harassment in which a member of the Armed Forces is the victim (covered incidents), which shall be a single means to be used by all the military departments.
Requires the means identified to be in electronic form and to include the full protection of the victim's privacy and lifetime access to such evidence.
Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a joint task force to determine whether to establish a documentary evidence form, report, or document in lieu of forms, reports, and documents currently generated by DOD.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) report to Congress on the means of preservation identified; and (2) provide for the implementation of such means by the military departments within 18 months after the enactment of this Act.

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