S.1270 - A bill to require the heads of departments and agencies of the Federal Government to disclose information concerning United States personnel classified as prisoners of war or missing in action.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 06/11/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/11/1991 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1270 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/11/1991)
Requires Federal agencies to make available to the public information relating to the location, treatment, or condition of any U.S. personnel currently classified as prisoners of war or missing in action.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to also make available to the public a complete list of U.S. personnel classified as prisoners of war, missing in action, or killed in action (body not returned) after 1940, including: (1) the current classification of each person; and (2) each change in the listed person's classification that has occurred since the original classification.
Provides exceptions to such disclosure requirements, including where disclosure would compromise the safety of personnel known or thought to be held as prisoners of war. Requires the agency head, in such an instance, to notify the President and the congressional intelligence committees of such a determination.