S.1728 - Stolen Valor Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Scott P. [R-MA] (Introduced 10/18/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/18/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1728 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/18/2011)
Stolen Valor Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to subject an individual who, with intent to obtain anything of value, knowingly makes a misrepresentiation regarding his or her military service to: (1) a fine, one year's imprisonment, or both if the misrepresentation is that such individual served in a combat zone or in a special operations force or was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor; and (2) a fine, six months' imprisonment, or both, in any other case.
Provides that: (1) this Act shall not apply to a misrepresentation that an individual did not serve in the Armed Forces, and (2) it is a defense to prosecution that the thing of value is de minimis.