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H.R. 6308 - Historical Record Exemption Act of 2018

Sponsor: Paul Tonko (D)
Introduced: 2018-07-03
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6308


    To authorize the Secretary of a military department to correct a military record at the request of an interested party more than 175 years after the date of the creation of the military record, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 3, 2018

    Mr. Tonko introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To authorize the Secretary of a military department to correct a military record at the request of an interested party more than 175 years after the date of the creation of the military record, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Historical Record Exemption Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Correction of historical military records.

Section 1552(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “No” and inserting “(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(2) A correction may be made under subsection (a)(1) if the Secretary concerned or a person the Secretary concerned determines has a vested interest in the military record files a request for the correction more than 175 years after the date of the creation of the military record.”.


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