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Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991

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Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991

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Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991

Short Titles as Introduced

Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991

Short Titles - Senate

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Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991

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Official Title as Introduced

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1991 for the intelligence activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Staff, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (11)

Date
08/14/1991Became Public Law No: 102-88.
08/14/1991Signed by President.
08/02/1991Presented to President.
07/31/1991Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.
07/31/1991Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 419 - 4 (Roll no. 237).
07/25/1991Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 102-166 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
07/24/1991Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
06/28/1991Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1325 with an amendment by Voice Vote.
05/01/1991Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by voice vote.
04/22/1991Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent). H. Rept. 102-37.
03/18/1991Introduced in House

All Actions (55)

Date Chamber
08/14/1991Became Public Law No: 102-88.
08/14/1991Signed by President.
08/02/1991HousePresented to President.
08/01/1991SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
08/01/1991SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/31/1991SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.
07/31/1991SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
07/31/1991-3:01pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to reconsider the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 425 - 3 (Roll no. 238).
07/31/1991-2:48pmHouseMrs. Kennelly moved to table the motion to reconsider the conference report
07/31/1991-2:48pmHouseMr. Frank (MA) moved to reconsider the conference report.
07/31/1991-2:39pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 419 - 4 (Roll no. 237).
07/31/1991-2:19pmHouseOn ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 422 - 0 (Roll no. 236).
07/31/1991-1:14pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate.
07/31/1991-1:13pmHouseMr. McCurdy brought up conference report H.Rept. 102-166 by previously agreed to special order.
07/25/1991-5:28pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 102-166 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
07/25/1991HouseMrs. Kennelly asked unanimous consent that managers on the part of the House have until midnight on July 25 to file a conference report on H.R. 1455. Agreed to without objection.
07/25/1991SenateConference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
07/24/1991-4:12pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
07/09/1991-12:09pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees from the Committee on Armed Services for the consideration of Defense Tactical Intelligence and related activities and section 505 of both the House bill and the Senate amendment: Aspin, Skelton, and Dickinson.
07/09/1991-12:08pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees from the Select Committee on Intelligence: McCurdy, Wilson, Kennelly, Glickman, Mavroules, Richardson, Solarz, Dicks, Dellums, Bonior, Sabo, Owens (UT), Shuster, Combest, Bereuter, Dornan (CA), Young (FL), Martin, and Gekas.
07/09/1991-12:08pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
07/09/1991-12:08pmHouseMr. McCurdy asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
07/09/1991SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/28/1991SenateSenate appointed conferees Exon; Thurmond from the Committee on Armed Services.
06/28/1991SenateSenate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Boren; Nunn; Hollings; Bradley; Cranston; DeConcini; Metzenbaum; Glenn; Murkowski; Warner; D'Amato; Danforth; Rudman; Gorton; Chafee from the Select Committee on Intelligence.
06/28/1991SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 1325 with an amendment by Voice Vote.
06/28/1991SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1325 amended.
06/28/1991SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
05/08/1991SenateRead twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 83. By unanimous consent.
05/06/1991SenateReceived in the Senate.
05/01/1991-4:31pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/01/1991-4:30pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1455.
05/01/1991-4:30pmHouseOn passage Passed by voice vote.
05/01/1991-4:29pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
05/01/1991-4:29pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/01/1991-4:28pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1455.
05/01/1991-4:28pmHouseH.Amdt.43 On agreeing to the Solomon amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/01/1991-4:20pmHouseH.Amdt.43 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Solomon.
05/01/1991-4:16pmHouseH.Amdt.42 Mr. McCurdy raised a point of order against the McEwen amendment (A002). Mr. McCurdy stated that the amendment proposed changes to the House rules and was therefore nongermane to the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
05/01/1991-4:15pmHouseH.Amdt.42 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. McEwen.
05/01/1991-4:14pmHouseH.Amdt.41 On agreeing to the McCurdy amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/01/1991-4:14pmHouseH.Amdt.41 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. McCurdy.
05/01/1991-3:22pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
05/01/1991-3:22pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
05/01/1991-3:22pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 136 and Rule XXIII.
05/01/1991-3:21pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1455 with 1 hour 0 of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. The amendments recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and printed in the bill shall be considered as having been adopted and shall become original text for the purpose of further amendment under th e five-minute rule.
05/01/1991-3:21pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 136.
05/01/1991-3:10pmHouseRule H. Res. 136 passed House.
04/30/1991-1:49pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 136 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1455 with 1 hour 0 of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. The amendments recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and printed in the bill shall be considered as having been adopted and shall become original text for the purpose of further amendment under th e five-minute rule.
04/22/1991HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 22.
04/22/1991HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent). H. Rept. 102-37.
Action By: Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
04/16/1991HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
04/16/1991HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
03/18/1991HouseReferred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent).
03/18/1991HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Intelligence (Permanent Select)03/18/1991 Referred to
04/16/1991 Markup by
04/22/1991 Reported by H.Rept 102-37

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Conference report filed in House (07/25/1991)

Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991 - Title I: Intelligence Activities - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1991 for intelligence activities in specified departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Declares that the authorized amounts and personnel ceilings for such intelligence activities are those specified in the classified schedule of authorizations.

Authorizes the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to employ civilian personnel in excess of the ceiling for such personnel when necessary to the performance of important intelligence functions.

Title II: Intelligence Community Staff - Authorizes appropriations for the Intelligence Community Staff for FY 1991.

Establishes an end strength ceiling of 240 full-time Intelligence Community Staff employees, including 50 full-time personnel who are authorized to serve in the Security Evaluation Office. Provides that such staff shall be administered in the same manner as the CIA.

Title III: Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System and Related Provisions - Authorizes appropriations for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund for FY 1991. Amends the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 for Certain Employees to eliminate the statutory provisions requiring a 15-year career review and an election option for participants in the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (CIARDS) and requires such participants to remain under CIARDS for the duration of their CIA service.

Specifies that the five years of marriage spent outside the United States required to qualify for former spouse status must have been during periods of the participant's service with the CIA.

Permits a retiree under CIARDS who was unmarried at the time of retirement to: (1) elect a reduction in an annuity for purposes of providing a survivor benefit upon marriage after retirement (currently, an election for a current spouse must be equal to the election made for a spouse to whom the participant was married at the time of retirement); and (2) irrevocably elect within one year of remarriage, where his or her annuity was not reduced to provide a survivor annuity at the time of retirement, to provide an annuity for the new spouse in the event such spouse survives the retired participant (in such case, the retired participant would be required to deposit an amount by which his or her annuity would have been reduced if the election had been in effect since the date of retirement; or, if later, the date the previous reduction in the annuity was terminated).

Reduces the remarriage age for purposes of entitlement to survivor and retirement benefits under CIARDS.

Requires a surviving spouse who remarries a retiree and becomes entitled to a CIARDS survivor annuity to choose between such annuity and any other survivor annuity to which he or she may be entitled to be eligible to receive survivor annuity payments.

Provides for the restoration of benefits of certain former CIA spouses whose benefits were terminated because of remarriage before the age of 55, and whose remarriage is later dissolved by death, annulment, or divorce.

Amends the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 to restore health benefits of former spouses whose benefits were terminated because of remarriage before the age of 55, and whose remarriage is later dissolved by death, annulment, or divorce.

Title IV: General Provisions - Permits appropriations authorized by this Act for benefits for Federal employees to be increased as may be necessary for increases in compensation or benefits authorized by law.

Prohibits the authorization of appropriations by this Act from constituting authority for the conduct of any illegal intelligence activity.

Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to except from the competitive service all positions in the Department of Energy which the Secretary of such department determines are devoted to intelligence and intelligence-related Government activities.

Requires the DCI to direct that elements of the intelligence community, whenever compatible with U.S. national security, consistent with operational and security concerns, and fiscally sound, award contracts in a manner that would maximize the procurement of products produced in the United States.

Requires: (1) the head of any U.S. department or agency involved in any intelligence activities which may pertain to U.S. military personnel listed as prisoner, missing, or unaccounted for in military actions to furnish any information or documents in the possession, custody, or control of, or person paid by, such department or agency, whenever requested by the Senate or House Select Committee on Intelligence; and (2) such committees, upon request and under such regulations as such committees have prescribed to protect the classification of such information, to make such information available to any other committee or Member of the Congress and appropriately cleared staff.

Title V: Department of Defense Intelligence Provisions - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to grant the use of the DOD reimbursement rate for military airlift services provided by DOD to the CIA if such services are provided for activities related to national security objectives.

Directs the Defense Mapping Agency to offer certain maps and charts for sale. Authorizes the Secretary to withhold from public disclosure any geodetic product under DOD control that: (1) is restricted pursuant to an international agreement; or (2) contains information that would, if disclosed, reveal sources and methods used to obtain material for geodetic products or military operational or contingency plans.

Amends the National Security Agency Act of 1959 to authorize the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) to use appropriated funds for specified post-employment assistance for NSA employees who have been in sensitive positions but are found ineligible for continued access to sensitive information and continued employment with NSA, subject to specified conditions and reporting requirements.

Permits the Secretary to authorize elements of DOD to engage in commercial activities to provide security for the conduct of authorized intelligence collection activities abroad. Prohibits such activities from being conducted after December 31, 1995. Sets forth provisions concerning the use, disposition, and auditing of funds generated by such activities. Authorizes the Secretary, if compliance with any Federal laws and regulations would create an unacceptable risk of compromise of an authorized intelligence collection activity, to permit the operation of the activity notwithstanding such laws and regulations. Permits personnel to conduct such activities in the United States only to the extent necessary to support intelligence activities abroad. Prohibits entities engaged in such activities from employing, assigning, or detailing U.S. persons to perform duties for such entities unless such persons are informed in advance of the intelligence security purposes of such activities.

Requires the Secretary to ensure that the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are kept currently and fully informed of such activities.

Directs the Secretary to provide to any Member of Congress, upon request, complete access to the Tighe Report (the classified report of the Defense Intelligence Agency relating to efforts to fully account for U.S. military personnel listed as prisoner, missing, or unaccounted for in military actions). Authorizes the Secretary to withhold from disclosure any material that would compromise sources and methods of intelligence.

Title VI: Oversight of Intelligence Activities - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 repeal a prohibition on the use of funds for CIA operations in foreign countries, other than for specified intelligence activities.

Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to require the President to ensure that: (1) the intelligence committees are kept informed of U.S. intelligence activity, including any significant anticipated intelligence activity; and (2) any illegal intelligence activity as well as any corrective action is reported to such committees.

Includes "covert actions" within the definition of "intelligence activities."

Bars the President from authorizing the conduct of covert actions by departments, agencies, or entities of the United States unless he determines such activities are necessary to support the foreign policy objectives of the United States. Requires such a determination to be set forth in a written finding that: (1) is not retroactive; (2) specifies each participating Government entity and whether a third party not subject to U.S. regulations will be used; and (3) may not authorize any action which would violate the Constitution or any statute of the United States. Requires the President to ensure that any such finding approved is reported to the intelligence committees as soon as possible after such approval and before the covert action is initiated. Authorizes the President, in extraordinary circumstances affecting vital U.S. interests, to limit access to findings to specified congressional officials but requires the President to provide a statement of the reasons for limiting access in such cases. Requires the President to notify the intelligence committees or congressional officials of any significant change in a previously-approved covert action.

Defines "covert action" as any activity conducted by an element of the U.S. Government to influence political, economic, or military conditions abroad so that the Government's role is not apparent or acknowledged. Excludes: (1) activities the primary purpose of which is to acquire intelligence, traditional counterintelligence activities, traditional activities to improve or maintain the operational security of U.S. Government programs, or administrative activities; (2) traditional diplomatic or military activities or routine support to such activities; (3) traditional law enforcement activities conducted by U.S. Government law enforcement agencies or routine support to such activities; or (4) certain activities to provide routine support to the overt activities of other U.S. Government agencies abroad.

Prohibits the conduct of any covert action which is intended to influence U.S. political processes, public opinion, policies, or media.

Bars the expenditure of funds appropriated for, or otherwise available to, any U.S. Government department, agency, or entity for covert actions unless and until a presidential finding has been signed or otherwise issued.

Specifies that funds available to an intelligence agency which are not appropriated funds may be obligated or expended for an intelligence or intelligence-related activity only if they are used for activities reported to the appropriate congressional committees pursuant to procedures jointly agreed upon by such committees and the DCI or the Secretary of Defense which identify: (1) types of activities for which nonappropriated funds may be expended; and (2) under what circumstances an activity must be reported as a significant anticipated intelligence activity before such funds can be expended.

Considers the anticipated transfer in any fiscal year of any aggregation of defense articles or services exceeding $1,000,000 in value by an intelligence agency to a recipient outside such agency as a significant anticipated intelligence activity.