10 U.S. Code § 806b. Art. 6b. Rights of the victim of an offense under this chapter
2017—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–91, § 1081(c)(1)(B), which directed striking out “(the Uniform Code of Military Justice)” after “this chapter”, was not executed in light of the prior amendment by section 1081(a)(22) of Pub. L. 115–91, to reflect the probable intent of Congress. See Amendment note below and Effective Date of 2017 Amendment note below.
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 115–91, § 531(a), designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), substituted “prescribed by the President, subject to section 830a of this title (article 30a)” for “prescribed by the President, and, to the extent practicable, shall have priority over all other proceedings before the court”, and added subpars. (B) and (C).
2016—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 114–328, § 5203(e)(1), substituted “preliminary hearing officer” for “investigating officer”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–328, § 5105(a), substituted “the legal guardians of the victim or the representatives of the victim’s estate, family members, or any other person designated as suitable by the military judge, may assume the rights of the victim under this section.” for “the military judge shall designate a representative of the estate of the victim, a family member, or another suitable individual to assume the victim’s rights under this section.”
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 114–328, § 5105(b), added par. (3).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 114–328, § 5105(c), added subsec. (f).
2015—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 114–92 amended subsec. (e) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(1) If the victim of an offense under this chapter believes that a court-martial ruling violates the victim’s rights afforded by a Military Rule of Evidence specified in paragraph (2), the victim may petition the Court of Criminal Appeals for a writ of mandamus to require the court-martial to comply with the Military Rule of Evidence.
“(2) Paragraph (1) applies with respect to the protections afforded by the following:
“(A) Military Rule of Evidence 513, relating to the psychotherapist-patient privilege.
“(B) Military Rule of Evidence 412, relating to the admission of evidence regarding a victim’s sexual background.”
2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–291, § 531(f)(1), substituted “an individual” for “a person”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–291, § 531(f)(2), in heading, substituted “Appointment of Individuals to Assume Rights” for “Legal Guardian” and, in text, inserted “(but who is not a member of the armed forces)” after “under 18 years of age” and substituted “designate a representative” for “designate a legal guardian from among the representatives”, “another suitable individual” for “other suitable person”, and “the individual” for “the person”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–291, § 535, added subsec. (e).
Amendment by section 531(a) of Pub. L. 115–91 effective immediately after the amendments made by div. E (§§ 5001–5542) of Pub. L. 114–328 take effect as provided for in section 5542 of that Act (10 U.S.C. 801 note), see section 531(p) of Pub. L. 115–91, set out as a note under section 801 of this title.
Amendment by section 1081(c)(1)(B) of Pub. L. 115–91 effective immediately after the amendments made by div. E (§§ 5001–5542) of Pub. L. 114–328 take effect as provided for in section 5542 of that Act (10 U.S.C. 801 note), see section 1081(c)(4) of Pub. L. 115–91, set out as a note under section 801 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.