S. 727 (97th): A bill to permit the Secretary of Defense to authorize officers and employees of the Department of Defense who provide police or security functions, including individuals employed pursuant to contract with the Department of Defense, to have the power of arrest on military facilities and installations, and for other purposes.


Mar 17, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 17, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Harrison Williams Jr.

Senator from New Jersey


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Summary (CRS)

3/17/1981--Introduced.Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to invest persons providing police or security services to the Department of Defense with the power of arrest on military facilities and installations. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 17, 1981

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 727”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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S. 1221 (96th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 1979

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