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H.R.2818: Surveillance State Repeal 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 Rush Holt, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 24, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Surveillance State Repeal Act - Repeals the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (thereby restoring or reviving provisions amended or repealed by such Acts as if such Acts had not been enacted), except with respect to reports to Congress regarding court orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) and the acquisition of intelligence information concerning an entity not substantially composed of U.S. persons that is engaged in the international proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Extends from 7 to 10 years the maximum term of FISA judges. Makes such judges eligible for redesignation.

Permits FISA courts to appoint special masters to advise on technical issues raised during proceedings.

Requires orders approving certain electronic surveillance to direct that, upon request of the applicant, any person or entity must furnish all information, facilities, or technical assistance necessary to accomplish such surveil...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
July 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
July 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
July 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
July 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
July 24, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary