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...