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H.R. 1079 (113th): Military Judicial Reform Act of 2013

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To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to eliminate the authority of the convening authority to modify the findings and sentence of a court-martial as a matter of command prerogative involving the sole discretion of the convening authority.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2013
Length: 4 pages
Mar 12, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 12, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


11 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep Speier Exposes Disturbing \"F'N Wook\" Marine Facebook Page, Calls for Hagel and Marine Leadership to Respond
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on May 8, 2013

Meehan Applauds Measures to Combat Military Sexual Assault in Defense Bill
    — Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 14, 2013

Reps Speier & Braley Request Meeting with Defense Secretary to Discuss Aviano Air Base Scandal
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Mar 15, 2013

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Mar 12, 2013

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H.R. 1079 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1079. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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