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H.R.2440: FISA Court in the Sunshine Act of 2013

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 Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 13 (12 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

FISA Court in the Sunshine Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that each decision, order, or opinion ("decision," for purposes of this Act) issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review that includes significant construction or interpretation of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) provisions concerning access to business records and the targeting of persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States to acquire foreign intelligence information should be declassified in a manner consistent with the protection of national security, intelligence sources and methods, and other properly classified and sensitive information.

Amends FISA provisions concerning access to business records and the targeting of persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States to require the Attorney General, with exceptions, to declassify and make publicly available ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
June 19, 2013 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
June 19, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary