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Criminal Law - Impersonating a Military Member - Penalties (Stolen Valor Act of 2016)

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Delegate Simonaire


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Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from misrepresenting oneself as a member or veteran of the United States armed forces or an organized militia or falsely holding oneself out to be a recipient of a specified military decoration or medal; and establishing penalties for violation of the Act of imprisonment not to exceed 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,500 or both.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Simonaire, Aumann, Beidle, Beitzel, Buckel, Carey, Chang, Ciliberti, Hill, S. Howard, Kaiser, Kipke, Kittleman, Krebs, McConkey, O'Donnell, Patterson, Rose, Saab, and Shoemaker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0006
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Armed Forces -see also- Military Department; Veterans
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law

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