HR 1529

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1529

To amend title 10, United States Code, and the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 to provide for implementation of additional recommendations of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2011

Ms. TSONGAS (for herself, Mr. TURNER, Mr. HOLT, Mr. CLEAVER, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. CONAWAY, Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS, Mr. DONNELLY of Indiana, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. BARTLETT, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Ms. SPEIER, Mr. GRIJALVA, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, and Ms. PINGREE of Maine) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, and the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 to provide for implementation of additional recommendations of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. DIRECTOR OF SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE OFFICE.

SEC. 3. SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATORS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATES.

`Sec. 1568. Sexual assault prevention and response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates

SEC. 4. SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS ACCESS TO LEGAL COUNSEL AND SERVICES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATORS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATES.

`Sec. 1044e. Victims of sexual assault: access to legal assistance and services of Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

SEC. 5. CONFIDENTIALITY OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATORS, VICTIM ADVOCATES, AND CERTAIN OTHER PERSONS.

`Sec. 1034b. Privilege against disclosure of certain communications for victims of sexual assault

SEC. 6. RETENTION OF RECORDS PREPARED IN CONNECTION WITH SEXUAL ASSAULTS INVOLVING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OR DEPENDENTS OF MEMBERS.

`Sec. 993. Recordkeeping requirement: medical, investigative, and other records prepared in connection with sexual assaults

SEC. 7. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION AND PRIORITY FOR APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION OF A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION OR UNIT TRANSFER BASED ON HUMANITARIAN CONDITIONS FOR VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

`Sec. 673. Consideration of application for permanent change of station or unit transfer for members on active duty who are the victim of a sexual assault

SEC. 8. TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM.

`SEC. 1615. IMPROVED TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

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