Section 1: Short Title
This act may be cited as the "False Accusation Accountability Act or #NotMeAct of [Year]."
Section 2: Definitions
a) False Accusation: A knowingly false or malicious accusation made against an individual regarding criminal conduct, including but not limited to sexual offenses.
b) Accuser: The individual making the accusation.
Section 3: False Accusations
Lawsuit for Damages: a) The falsely accused individual shall have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the accuser seeking damages caused by the false accusation, including but not limited to financial, emotional, and reputational harm.
Section 4: National Registry of False Accusers
Establish a national registry of false accusers, providing guidelines for its implementation and accessibility to relevant authorities.
Section 5: Public Apology Requirement
Specify the requirement for a public apology by the convicted false accuser on a nationally broadcasted platform, as previously stated.
Section 6: Social Media Disclosure
Mandate the disclosure of the identity of the false accuser on a designated social media platform to ensure the vindication of the accused individual, as previously mentioned.
Section 7: Lawsuit for Damages
Affirm the right of falsely accused individuals to file civil lawsuits seeking damages caused by the false accusation, as previously outlined.
Section 8: Extreme Cases
Address extreme cases where a false accusation leads to the death of the accused individual, as previously indicated.
Section 9: Applicability and Jurisdiction
Specify that this law applies to false accusations made within the jurisdiction of the United States and falls under federal jurisdiction.
Section 10: Enforcement and Implementation
Establish the responsible federal agency or department for enforcing and implementing this law, along with any necessary regulatory provisions.
Section 11: Severability
Include a standard severability clause to ensure that if any provision of the law is deemed invalid, it does not affect the overall validity of the law.
Section 12: Effective Date
Determine the effective date of the law upon passage, providing a reasonable timeframe for compliance.