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H.R. 258 (113th): Stolen Valor Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 15, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 258


January 15, 2013

(for himself, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Markey, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Harper, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Ms. Bordallo, Mrs. Black, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Turner, Mr. Thornberry, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Cook, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Olson, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Cole, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Terry, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Long, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Jones, Mr. Wittman, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Loebsack, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Perry, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, and Mr. Flores) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 .


Fraudulent representations about receipt of military decorations or medals


In general

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


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


so that subsection (b) reads as follows:


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.



Addition of certain other medals

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


by striking If a decoration and inserting the following:


In general

If a decoration



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


by adding at the end the following:


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.



Conforming amendment

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