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S.1752: Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Nov. 20, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to direct the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) to require the Secretaries of the military departments to modify the process for determining whether to try by court-martial a member accused of: (1) certain UCMJ offenses for which the maximum punishment includes confinement for more than one year; or (2) a conspiracy, solicitation, or attempt to commit such offenses.

Requires courts-martial determinations for such offenses to be made by a commissioned officer available for detail as trial counsel who is outside the chain of command of the member subject to the charges. (Currently, courts-martial decisions are made by commanding officers of accused members.)

Excludes from the revised procedures that require counsel outside the chain of command to make such courts-martial determinations certain UCMJ offenses relating specifically to military service, inc...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 251. (consideration: CR S1349)
March 6, 2014

Cloture on the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 45. Record Vote Number: 59. (consideration: CR S1349)

March 6, 2014 Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1336; text: CR S1336)
March 6, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1335-1349)
Nov. 21, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 251.
Nov. 20, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.