H.R. 517 (105th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a sentence under the Uniform Code of Military Justice of confinement for life without eligibility for parole and to provide that a decision to deny parole for a military offender serving a sentence of confinement for life maybe appealed only to the President.


Feb 4, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ed Bryant
Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district


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Last Updated: Feb 4, 1997
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Summary (CRS)
2/4/1997--Introduced.Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to authorize a court-martial to adjudge a sentence of confinement for life without eligibility for parole. Permits only the President to grant parole ...

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 18, 1997

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Feb 4, 1997


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