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Iowa Military Crime Report Bill

   DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Legislation intended to ensure victims can report sexual assaults and other crimes involving state military personnel remains alive following a legislative panel's unanimous vote.
   The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved the measure Thursday.
   Under the bill, state military forces would be required to file an annual report with the governor and the Legislature detailing sexual abuse allegations within the forces. It would also make it illegal for a commander to interfere in the reporting process.
   Democratic Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines, of Des Moines, proposed an amendment to further ensure victims feel comfortable in coming forth with their allegations, but the panel claimed a victim's rights are already guaranteed in the bill and rejected the proposal.
   The legislation has already passed in the Senate. It's now eligible for House floor debate.

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