Summary

To provide for the preservation by the Department of Defense of documentary evidence of the Department of Defense on incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Mar 30, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for the preservation by the Department of Defense of documentary evidence of the Department of Defense on incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Support for Survivors Act''.

SEC. 2. PRESERVATION OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ON INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE MILITARY.

(a) Identification of Means of Preservation.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, identify the most appropriate and effective means for the preservation by the Department of Defense of documentary evidence of the Department on covered incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment during the life of the victims of such incidents. The means so identified shall be a single means that is used uniformly by all the military departments. (2) Documentary evidence.--For purposes of this section, documentary evidence on covered incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment means the following: (A) All forms, reports, or other documents, whether in paper or electronic form, currently generated by the Department of Defense at the time of, or otherwise in connection with, a report or allegation regarding a covered incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment. (B) Such other form, report, or document as may be established by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with...

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Supporting our women in uniform is an important priority for the 112th Congress. A specific interest of members of congress is enhancing the health, safety, and security of women who are working to protect and defend our nation. Representative Bob Filner (D-CA) has introduced a comprehensive bill relating to women in the military. His bill would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to display in each facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs a Women Veterans Bill of Rights (H.R.809). The bill of Rights covers an extensive set of issues affecting women veterans including health care, employment, homelessness, disability, pension and burial assistance. In addition to Rep. Filner’s bill, there are a number of bills focusing specifically on the health, safety and security of women in the military. At least two of these bills focus on the issue of sexual assault. - The Defense STRONG Act (S. 1018/H.R. 1529) was introduced in the Senate by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and in the House by Representatives Niki Tsongas (D-NH) and Michael Turner (R-OH). This bill addresses the prevention and treatment of sexual assault among service members. - The Support for Survivors Act (S.658/H.R. 1260) addresses the sexual assault among service women introduced in the Senate by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski, (R-AK) and Claire McCaskill (D-MI) and introduced in the House by Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA). The YWCA strongly supports all of these bills. http://www.ywca.org/site/c.ckLRK7OQLoKaE/b.7518147/k.B467/Action.htm

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Bill Summary

To provide for the preservation by the Department of Defense of documentary evidence of the Department of Defense on incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military, and for other purposes.

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