S. 1647 (96th): Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act

Aug 02, 1979 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 96-317.
Daniel Inouye
Senator from Hawaii
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Last Updated
Jul 31, 1980
Related Bills
H.R. 5499 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 21, 1980


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 31, 1980.

Introduced Aug 02, 1979
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 1979
Reported by Committee May 15, 1980
Passed Senate May 22, 1980
Passed House with Changes Jul 21, 1980
Senate Agreed to Changes Jul 24, 1980
Signed by the President Jul 31, 1980
Full Title

A bill to establish a commission to gather facts to determine whether any wrong was committed against those American citizens and permanent resident aliens affected by Executive Order 9066, and for other purposes.


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21 cosponsors (11D, 10R) (show)

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7/21/1980--Passed House amended.
(Measure passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 5499) Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act - Establishes the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians to:
(1) review the facts and circumstances surrounding the relocation and internment of thousands of American civilians during World War II under Executive Order Numbered 9066 and the impact of that Order on American citizens and resident aliens;
(2) review directives of United States military forces requiring the relocation and internment of American citizens, including Aleut civilians and permanent resident aliens of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands; and
(3) recommend appropriate remedies.
Directs the Commission:
(1) to hold public hearings in appropriate cities of the United States; and
(2) to report its findings and recommendations to Congress within one year after its first meeting.
Terminates the Commission 90 days after such report is submitted.

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