Alabama Senate Passes Stolen Valor Act

Thursday, April 16, 2015

 

Today the Alabama Senate passed the Stolen Valor Act by Representative Steve Clouse of Ozark and Senator Bill Holtzclaw of Madison, a retired Marine. The Stolen Valor Act imposes a minimum fine of $5,000 and makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to falsely represent themselves as a recipient of a military decoration or medal in order to obtain money, property, or a tangible benefit. It would be a Class C felony for a person to falsely use the Congressional Medal of Honor in such a fashion under the Stolen Valor Act.  The Stolen Valor Act passed the Senate unanimously and is headed back to the House for consideration of the Senate’s revisions.

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