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H.R.258: Stolen Valor 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 Joe Heck, R-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 127 (28 Democrats, 99 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action June 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

  • a Congressional Medal of Honor,
  • a distinguished-service cross,
  • a Navy cross,
  • an Air Force cross,
  • a silver star,
  • a Purple Heart,
  • a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
  • a Combat Action Badge,
  • a Combat Medical Badge,
  • a Combat Action Ribbon,
  • a Combat Action Medal, or
  • any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 3, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-12.
June 3, 2013 Signed by President.
May 28, 2013 Presented to President.
May 23, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 22, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3789)
May 21, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice.
May 20, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
May 20, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 20, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 - 3 (Roll no. 161). (text: CR H2779)

May 20, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2786)
May 20, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 20, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 258.
May 20, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2779-2781)
May 20, 2013 Mr. Collins (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 20, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 59.
May 20, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-84.
March 14, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
March 14, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 13, 2013 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.