Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/205

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2839 (b) FUNCTIONS. —The official designated under subsection (a) shall serve as a liaison between the family members of unaccountedfor Koresin conflict POW/MIAs and unaccounted-for Cold War POW/ MIAs and the Department of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies that may hold information that may relate to such POW/MIAs. The functions of that official shall include assisting family members— (1) with the procedures the family members may follow in their search for information about the unaccounted-for Korean conflict POW/MIA or imaccounted-for Cold War POW/ MIA, as the case may be; (2) in learning where they may locate information about the unaccounted-for POW/MIA; and (3) in learning how and where to identify classified records that contain pertinent information and that will be declassified. (c) ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING DECLASSIFICATION.—The official designated under subsection (a) shall seek to obtain the rapid declassification of any relevant classified records that are identified. (d) REPOSITORY. —The official designated under subsection (a) shall provide all documents relating to unaccounted-for Korean conflict POW/MIAs and unaccounted-for Cold War POW/MIAs that are located as a result of the official's efforts to the National Archives and Records Administration, which shall locate them in a centralized repository. (e) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section: (1) The term "unaccounted-for Korean conflict POW/MIA" means a member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the United States who, as a result of service during the Korean conflict, was at any time classified as a prisoner of war or missing-in-action and whose person or remains have not been returned to United States control and who remains unaccounted for. (2) The term "imaccotmted-for Cold War POW/MIA" means a member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee of the United States who, as a result of service during the period from September 2, 1945, to August 21, 1991, was at any time classified as a prisoner of war or missing-in-action and whose person or remains have not been returned to United States control and who remains unaccounted for. (3) The term "Korean conflict" has the meaning given such term in section 101(9) of title 38, United States Code. SEC. 1032. REQUIREMENT FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TO SUBMIT RECOMMENDATIONS ON CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING MISSING PERSONS. (a) REVIEW.— The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a review of the provisions of chapter 10 of title 37, United States Code, relating to missing persons. (b) REPORT.— Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report containing the Secretary's recommendations as to whether those provisions of law should be amended. (c) CONSULTATION.— The review under subsection (a) shall be carried out in consultation with the Secretaries of the military departments.