The Military Justice Act of 1983
The Military Justice
Act of 1983 (Pub. L. No. 98-209, 97 Stat. 1393) became law on December
6, 1983 and took effect on August 1, 1984. Iowa Senator Roger W.
Jepsen sponsored the bill (S. 974) that became this major amendment to the
Uniform Code of Military Justice (Act of June 24, 1948, ch. 625,
tit. II, § 203, 62 Stat. 604, 628). Various related documents
and supporting materials constituting major components of the legislative history
of Public Law 98-209 are linked below.
For more information on the UCMJ Legislative
History project, of which these documents are only one part, and
the project sponsor, the U.S.
Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School Library ,
visit the main UCMJ