HR 1709

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1709

To prevent and end the occurrence of sexual assaults involving members of the Armed Forces.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2011

Ms. SLAUGHTER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To prevent and end the occurrence of sexual assaults involving members of the Armed Forces.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATE, VICTIM SERVICE ORGANIZATION, AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGES IN CASES ARISING UNDER UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE.

`Sec. 940a. Art. 140a. Privilege for communication with Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, victim service organization, or health care professional

SEC. 3. 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. 4. CODIFICATION OF REQUIRED INFORMATION DATABASE ON SEXUAL ASSAULT INCIDENTS INVOLVING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

`Sec. 1562a. Database on sexual assault incidents

SEC. 5. ESTABLISHMENT OF HOTLINE TO IMPROVE REPORTING OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS INVOLVING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

SEC. 6. ASSIGNMENT AND TRAINING OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATES.

`Sec. 1568. Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

SEC. 7. PROVISION OF COURT-MARTIAL RECORD TO VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT INVOLVING A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES.

SEC. 8. LEGAL TRAINING FOR JUDGE ADVOCATES TO IMPROVE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENSES.

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