S.497 - Landmine Elimination and Victim Assistance Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 03/08/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||03/08/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: S.497 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Landmine Elimination and Victim Assistance Act of 2001 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Department of Defense should field currently available weapons, other technologies, tactics, and operational concepts that provide suitable alternatives to anti-personnel mines and mixed anti-tank mine systems; and (2) the United States should end its use of such mines and join the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction.
Introduced in Senate (03/08/2001)
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to make permanent (currently terminates on October 23, 2003) the prohibition on the transfer of anti-personnel landmines.
Directs the President to establish an interagency working group to develop a comprehensive plan for expanded mine action programs, including victim rehabilitation, social support, and economic reintegration.