H.R.3561 - Japanese Imperial Army Disclosure Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 02/01/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform; Intelligence (Permanent)|
|Latest Action:||02/04/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3561 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Japanese Imperial Army Disclosure Act - Directs the President to establish the Japanese Imperial Army Records Interagency Working Group, to remain in existence for three years. Requires the Group to: (1) locate, identify, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available to the public all classified Japanese Imperial Army records of the United States relating to the experimentation and persecution by the Japanese Army, Government, or its allies of persons because of race, religion, national origin, or political option; (2) expedite the release of such records to the public; and (3) report to Congress.
Introduced in House (02/01/2000)
Requires the Group to release such records in their entirety, with an exception for disclosures protected under Federal privacy laws or for certain national security information reasons. Provides a rebuttable presumption that the public interest will be served by the disclosure of such records.
Provides for the expedited processing of Freedom of Information Act requests for such records by parties claiming to have been so persecuted.