Blunt Signs Legislation

9 years 6 months 2 weeks ago June 30, 2007 Jun 30, 2007 Saturday, June 30 2007 Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:10:41 PM CDT in News
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The legislation creates the state crime of impersonating a veteran, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for first-time offenders. Repeat offenders could face felony charges punishable by up to four years in prison. The measure is known as the "Stolen Valor Act." It covers actions such as wearing, buying or selling a medal or other military honor to pretend to be a veteran; improperly claiming to have earned a medal or similar award; and fraudulently describing oneself as a veteran. Blunt held a bill signing ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars state convention in Columbia.

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