Though we appreciated the intent behind a piece of legislation which would make it a crime for an individual to knowingly and fraudulently represent oneself as a member of the military to obtain “money, property, or another tangible benefit,” we urged the deletion of the phrase “tangible benefit” from the bill as we were concerned that such broad language could have unintentional First Amendment implications. 

Sponsors

Representative Carol Hagen McEntee, Representative Samuel Azzinaro, and Senator Roger Picard

Status

Held for Further Study

Session

2022

Bill number

Position

Needs amendments