H. R. 266
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 15, 2013
Mr. Lynch introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Justice for Victims of Confidential
Informant Crime Act of 2013
Tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of a confidential informant
Section 2401(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—
A tort claim and inserting
(1) Except as provided in
by adding at the end the following:
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
three years and six months for
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to any claim that—
accrued on or after May 1, 1981; and
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.
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—
accrued before the date of enactment of this Act; and
to which the amendments made by this section apply.