S.1775: Victims Protection 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 Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Victims Protection Act of 2013 - Revises or adds provisions concerning sexual assault prevention and response programs and activities within the Department of Defense (DOD), including provisions concerning:

  • a prohibition on service within the Armed Forces by individuals convicted of certain sexual offenses;
  • the inclusion of information on sexual-related offenses within military service records;
  • increased responsibilities within DOD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office;
  • review of the adequacy of training for members of the Armed Forces (members) on sexual assault prevention and response;
  • programs for the provision of a Special Victims' Counsel for victims of sexual assault;
  • commanding officer responsibilities and actions with respect to sexual offenses involving members;
  • the investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions after protected communications regarding sexual assault;
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    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 253.
Nov. 21, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.