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Military Justice Improvement Act of 2017

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A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reform procedures for determinations on disposition of charges and the convening of courts-martial for certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and for other purposes.

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11/16/2017Introduced in Senate

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11/16/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
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Senate Armed Services11/16/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (11/16/2017)

Military Justice Improvement Act of 2017

This bill amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to grant independent military prosecutors the authority to decide whether to convene courts-martial for sexual assault cases and other serious crimes punishable by confinement of more than one year (currently, this authority lies within the chain of command). The bill allows the chain of command to retain authority to decide whether to prosecute serious crimes uniquely military in nature and all crimes punishable by less than one year of confinement.