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S.1917: Victims Protection Act of 2014

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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 Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2014
Latest Major Action June 20, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Victims Protection Act of 2014 - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (NDAA 2014) to revise the sexual assault prevention and response program activities of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 2) Amends NDAA 2014 to include the senior trial counsel detailed to a case involving sex-related charges in the process for determining whether such charges should be referred for a court-martial (currently, such determination is made solely by the staff judge advocate).

(Sec. 3) Requires the Special Victims' Counsel, in cases involving sexual assaults in the military, to provide advice to assault victims on the advantages and disadvantages of prosecuting such assaults by court-martial or in a civilian court. Requires the Secretaries of the military departments to: (1) establish a process to ensure consultation wit...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
March 12, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
March 11, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 11, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
March 11, 2014 Referred to House Armed Services
March 11, 2014 Received in the House.
March 11, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
March 10, 2014

Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 0. Record Vote Number: 62.

March 10, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1377)
March 6, 2014

Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 60. (consideration: CR S1349)

March 6, 2014 Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1349; text: CR S1349)
March 6, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1349, S1350-1352)
Jan. 15, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 293.
Jan. 14, 2014 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.