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H.R.1312: GPS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 20 (13 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act or the GPS Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit intentionally: (1) intercepting geolocation information pertaining to another person; (2) disclosing to any other person such information pertaining to another, knowing that the information was obtained in violation of this Act; (3) using geolocation information, knowing that the information was obtained in violation of this Act; or (4) disclosing to any other person the geolocation information pertaining to another person intercepted by means authorized under this Act, knowing that the information was obtained in connection with a criminal investigation, having obtained or received information in connection with a criminal investigation, with intent to improperly obstruct, impede, or interfere with a duly authorized criminal investigation. Sets penalties for violations.

Makes specified exceptions for interceptions involving: (1) information acquired by a provider of cov...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary