H.R.6338 - Geneva Distinctive Emblems Protection Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 12/05/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/12/2007 Became Public Law No: 109-481. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6338 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-481 (01/12/2007)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)
Geneva Distinctive Emblems Protection Act of 2006 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the wearing or displaying of the Red Crescent or the Third Protocol Emblem (the Red Crystal), or any other insignia imitating such emblems, for the fraudulent purpose of claiming membership in an authorized national society using such emblems, the International Committee of the Red Cross, or the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to six month for violations.
Authorizes the use of such emblems, consistent with the Geneva Conventions, by: (1) authorized national societies that are members of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; (2) the International Committee of the Red Cross; (3) the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and (4) the sanitary and hospital authorities of the armed forces of State Parties to the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949.
Authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil suit to enjoin violations of this Act.