S.896 - Landmine Elimination Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/12/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||06/12/1997 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.896 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/1997)
Landmine Elimination Act of 1997 - Prohibits, beginning on January 1, 2000, funds appropriated or otherwise available to any Federal department or agency from being obligated or expended for new deployments of anti-personnel landmines.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the Congress on actions and proposals to substitute for new deployments of such landmines on the Korean Peninsula.
Allows the President to delay application of the prohibition with respect to the Peninsula if, not later than January 1, 2000, and each year thereafter, the President certifies the Congress that new deployments of anti-personnel landmines on the Peninsula in the event of a Korean war or a period of emergency in Korea declared by the President would be indispensable to the defense of the Republic of Korea in such year.