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S.992: A bill to provide for offices on sexual assault prevention and response under the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, to require reports on additional offices and selection of sexual assault prevention and response personnel, and for other purposes.

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 Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 4 (1 Democrat, 3 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2013
Latest Major Action June 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Requires each Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces to establish and maintain an office within such Chief of Staff on the sexual assault prevention and response program carried out by that armed force.

Directs each military department Secretary to submit to the congressional defense committees an assessment of the feasibility and advisability of: (1) establishing such an office within each department, and (2) selecting members of the Armed Forces and department personnel to be assigned to positions that include responsibility for sexual assault prevention and response within the Armed Forces.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 4, 2013 Committee on Armed Services. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-320.
May 21, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.