The 118th Congress is drafting legislation to force any member of the public in possession of material or information provided by or derived from the Federal Government relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena to to notify the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) within 60 days.
he new UAP language (found in Section 1104 of the bill) would require "any person currently or formerly under contract with the Federal Government that has in their possession material or information provided by or derived from the Federal Government relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena that formerly or currently is protected by any form of special access or restricted access" to notify the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) within 60 days of enactment, and to provide within six months "a comprehensive list of all non-earth origin or exotic unidentified anomalous phenomena material" possessed and to make it available to the AARO director for "assessment, analysis, and inspection."
AARO is the Pentagon office established by Congress to conduct investigations of unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), and to collect information on current and past federal government activity pertaining to UAP.
The legislation also would require the AARO director to notify designated congressional committees and leaders within 30 days after receiving any such notifications, information, or exotic materials.
The Intelligence committee legislation also includes what might be called a "safe harbor" provision, providing that if such a person complies with the notification and make-available deadlines, then "no criminal or civil action may lie or be maintained in any Federal or State court against any person for receiving [UFO] material or information."'
SKIP TO PAGE 212, Section 1104 of the bill