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1/15/2013--Introduced.Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to extend to three years and six months the period within which... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jan 15, 2013

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A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to certain tort claims arising out of the criminal misconduct of confidential informants, 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 ``Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. TORT CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THE CRIMINAL MISCONDUCT OF A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT.

(a) In General.--Section 2401(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by striking ``A tort claim'' and inserting ``(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2)''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(2) In the case of a claim arising out of the conduct of an employee of the Government with respect to the criminal misconduct of a Government informant, paragraph (1) shall be applied by substituting `three years and six months' for `two years'.''. (b) Retroactive Effect.--The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to any claim that-- (1) accrued on or after May 1, 1981; and (2) in the case of a claim that accrued before the date of enactment of this Act, is presented not later than one year after that date. (c) Preclusion of Certain Defenses or Bars.--The Government may not assert a defense or a bar, based on the doctrine of res judicata or collateral estoppel, to a claim that-- (1) accrued before the date of enactment of...

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I support H.R. 266: Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013 because my husband was set up by a long time friend who ended up getting in trouble and becoming a CS. While no life is more important than another, this guy had no children and yet police allowed him to organize a deal in which my husband otherwise would not be involved in. My children and I are victims of this guys actions. Our lives have been disrupted and my children traumatized because their safe haven, their home, was busted into and then we all had guns in all of our faces. My children did not have a chance to say bye to their father. Instead for the next 15 years (hopefully not more!) they will talk to him through glass or a computer. We are victims of a confidential informants crimes that he pushed onto my husband. Because we are not "directly involved" in this crime we are not considered victims. The reality is we are the only ones truly affected by this. We are faced with the loss of this great man who cherished his family, we are struggling to pay taxes that are now owed on drugs that were never sold, we are forced out of our home. Yet this CS is home relaxing. Please help.

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Bill Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced.Justice for Victims of Confidential Informant Crime Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to extend to three years and six months the period within which a tort claim against the United States must be presented in writing to a federal agency when the claim arises out of a government employee's conduct with respect to the criminal misconduct of a government informant. (Current law bars all tort claims against the United States that are not presented within two years after the claim accrues.) Applies the amendment retroactively to any such claim that: (1) accrued on or after May 1, 1981; and (2) in the case of a claim accrued before the date of enactment of this Act, is presented within one year after such date. Prohibits the government from asserting a defense or a bar, based on the doctrine of res judicata or collateral estoppel, to a claim that accrued before enactment of this Act and to which this Act applies.

H.R. 265The Confidential Informant Accountability Act H.R. 267The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act