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H.R. 1081 (113th): Military Tribunals for Terrorists Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 12, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1081


March 12, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Latta, and Mr. Bachus) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To require that all foreign terrorists with links to terrorist networks who attack the United States or its Government be considered enemy combatants to be tried by military tribunals instead of civilian courts.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Military Tribunals for Terrorists Act of 2013 .


Trial of foreign terrorists

After the date of the enactment of this Act, any foreign national, who—


engages or has engaged in conduct constituting an offense relating to a terrorist attack against persons or property in the United States or against any United States Government property or personnel outside the United States; and


is subject to trial for that offense by a military commission under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code;

shall be tried for that offense only by a military commission under that chapter.