Bill to expressly prohibit sexual relations between instructors and servicemembers in basic training
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Cal.), best known to we military justice wonks as the author of the proposed STOP Act, has introduced H.R. 430, a bill “To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to protect new members of the Armed Forces who are undergoing basic training from the sexual advances of the members of the Armed Forces responsible for their instruction.” The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Joseph J. Heck (R-Nev.), a Reserve Army doctor. Unfortunately, the bill’s text isn’t yet available on Thomas. Its short title is the “Protect Our Military Trainees Act.”
The bill, which was introduced last Friday, has been referred to HASC.
Representative Speier’s website has this statement about the bill.