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May 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998
This bill was introduced on June 17, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from New York
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Last Updated: Jul 22, 1998
Length: 38 pages
A bill to provide for a system to classify information in the interests of national security and a system to declassify such information.
7/22/1998--Reported to Senate amended.Government Secrecy Reform Act of 1998 - Authorizes the President, in accordance with this Act, to protect from unauthorized disclosure, information owned by, produced by or for, ... Read more >
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 19, 1999
Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 7, 1997
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 712 — 105th Congress: Government Secrecy Reform Act of 1998. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/s712
“S. 712 — 105th Congress: Government Secrecy Reform Act of 1998.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. October 4, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/s712>
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