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

The text of the bill below is as of May 20, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 59

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 258

[Report No. 113–84]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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


May 20, 2013

Additional sponsors: Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Forbes, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Holding, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Kline, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Walden, Mr. Issa, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Pastor of Arizona, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Tonko, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Hall, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Reed, Mr. Daines, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Peters of Michigan, Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Runyan, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Marino, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Palazzo, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Himes, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Barber, Mr. Chabot, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Keating, and Mr. Rooney

May 20, 2013

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

A BILL

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


1.

Short title

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

2.

Fraudulent representations about receipt of military decorations or medals

(a)

In general

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

(1)

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

(2)

so that subsection (b) reads as follows:

(b)

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.

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(b)

Addition of certain other medals

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

(1)

by striking If a decoration and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

If a decoration

;

(2)

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

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

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.

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(c)

Conforming amendment

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

May 20, 2013

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed