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H.R.2002: Combating Military Sexual Assault Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Tim Ryan, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 32 (23 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced May 15, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Combating Military Sexual Assault Act of 2013 - Directs each military department Secretary to implement a program providing a Special Victims' Counsel (Counsel) to a victim of a sexual assault committed by a member of the Armed Forces (member). Outlines Counsel qualifications and duties, including providing legal representation and assistance in connection with criminal and civil legal matters related to the assault. Provides conditions for legal representation in court, and requires the Manual for Courts-Martial to be revised to allow for such representation.

Allows a member or member dependent who is a victim of a sexual assault by another member to receive Counsel assistance. Requires such victim to be informed of the availability of such assistance at the time the victim originally seeks assistance from a sexual response coordinator or sexual assault victim advocate, a military criminal investigator, a victim/witness liaison, a trial counsel, health care providers, or ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
May 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.