H.R. 266: Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 15, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 266

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 15, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to certain tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of confidential informants, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013 .

2.

Tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of a confidential informant

(a)

In general

Section 2401(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking A tort claim and inserting (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) ; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

In the case of a claim arising out of the conduct of an employee of the Government with respect to the criminal misconduct of a Government informant, paragraph (1) shall be applied by substituting three years and six months for two years.

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(b)

Retroactive effect

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to any claim that—

(1)

accrued on or after May 1, 1981; and

(2)

in the case of a claim that accrued before the date of enactment of this Act, is presented not later than one year after that date.

(c)

Preclusion of certain defenses or bars

The Government may not assert a defense or a bar, based on the doctrine of res judicata or collateral estoppel, to a claim that—

(1)

accrued before the date of enactment of this Act; and

(2)

to which the amendments made by this section apply.