A bill to provide for a system to classify information in the interests of national security and a system to declassify such information.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New York. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 1998
Length: 38 pages
May 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on June 17, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
May 7, 1997
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 17, 1998
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jan 19, 1999
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 22 (106th).
S. 712 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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