Alabama Senate Passes Stolen Valor Act
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.