H.R. 258: Stolen Valor Act of 2013

Jan 15, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Signed by the President
27% chance of being enacted
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 113-12.
Joseph Heck
Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
May 24, 2013
1 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1775 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 13, 2012

S. 210 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 2013


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 3, 2013.

Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee Mar 14, 2013
Passed House May 20, 2013
Passed Senate May 22, 2013
Signed by the President Jun 03, 2013

27% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

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


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
May 20, 2013 6:57 p.m.
Passed 390/3

127 cosponsors (99R, 28D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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6/3/2013--Public Law.
Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - 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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