S.658 - Support for Survivors Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 03/28/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||03/28/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.658 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/28/2011)
Support for Survivors Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense to identify the most appropriate and effective means for the preservation by the Department of Defense (DOD) of documentary evidence of incidents of sexual assault or harassment in which a member of the Armed Forces is the victim (covered incidents), which shall be a single means to be used by all the military departments. Requires the means identified to be in electronic form and to include the full protection of the victim's privacy and lifetime access to such evidence.
Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a joint task force to determine whether to establish a documentary evidence form, report, or document in lieu of forms, reports, and documents currently generated by DOD.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) report to Congress on the means of preservation identified; and (2) provide for the implementation of such means by the military departments within 18 months after the enactment of this Act.