[113th Congress Public Law 12]
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Public Law 113-12
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent 
     representations about having received military decorations or 
              medals. <<NOTE: June 3, 2013 -  [H.R. 258]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Stolen Valor Act 
of 2013.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 18 USC 1 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Stolen Valor Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT RECEIPT OF MILITARY 
                    DECORATIONS OR MEDALS.

    (a) In General.--Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``wears,''; and
            (2) so that subsection (b) reads as follows:

    ``(b) Fraudulent Representations About Receipt of Military 
Decorations or Medals. <<NOTE: Penalties.>> --Whoever, with intent to 
obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds 
oneself out to be a recipient of a decoration or medal described in 
subsection (c)(2) or (d) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not 
more than one year, or both.''.

    (b) Addition of Certain Other Medals.--Section 704(d) of title 18, 
United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``If a decoration'' and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(1) In general.--If a decoration'';
            (2) by inserting ``a combat badge,'' after ``1129 of title 
        10,''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Combat badge defined.--In this subsection, the term 
        `combat badge' means a Combat Infantryman's Badge, Combat Action 
        Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Ribbon, or Combat 
        Action Medal.''.

    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 704 of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended in each of subsections (c)(1) and (d) by striking ``or 
(b)''.

    Approved June 3, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 258:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-84 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            May 20, considered and passed House.
            May 22, considered and passed Senate.

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