All Information (Except Text) for S.2870 - Military Retaliation Prevention Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] (Introduced 04/28/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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|04/28/2016||Introduced in Senate|
04/28/2016 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|04/28/2016||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
Action By: Senate
04/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
|Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]*||04/28/2016|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]||05/17/2016|
|Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]||05/23/2016|
|Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]||05/23/2016|
|Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]||05/25/2016|
|Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]||05/25/2016|
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|Senate Armed Services||04/28/2016||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Assault and harassment offenses
- Congressional oversight
- Crime prevention
- Crime victims
- Crimes against women
- Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
- Criminal justice information and records
- Department of Defense
- Employment discrimination and employee rights
- Evidence and witnesses
- Fraud offenses and financial crimes
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Military law
- Military personnel and dependents
- Performance measurement
- Sex offenses
- Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (04/28/2016)
Military Retaliation Prevention Act
This bill amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to subject to punishment by a court-martial any person who, with the intent to retaliate against any individual for reporting a criminal offense or making a protected communication, or with the intent to discourage any individual from reporting a criminal offense or making a protected communication, wrongfully:
- takes or threatens to take an adverse personnel action against such individual, or
- withholds or threatens to withhold a favorable personnel action from such individual.
"Protected communication" means a:
- lawful communication to a Member of Congress or an Inspector General; or
- communication to a specified individual or organization in which a service member complains of, or discloses information that the member reasonably believes constitutes evidence of, a violation of law or regulation, including sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination, gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
The results of a Department of Defense (DOD) or Armed Forces investigation of a service member's complaint of retaliation shall be provided to such service member.
DOD personnel who investigate claims of retaliation in connection with reports of sexual assault in the Armed Forces shall receive training on the nature and consequences of sexual assault trauma.
The Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 is amended to include information on claims of retaliation in the military departments' sexual assault prevention reports to DOD.
DOD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office shall establish metrics to evaluate efforts of the Armed Forces to prevent and respond to retaliation.