H.R.4291: FISA Transparency and Modernization Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 13 (4 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced March 25, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

FISA Transparency and Modernization Act - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to exclude call detail records from the categories of items that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may seek in an application to a FISA court for an order requiring the production of tangible things (commonly referred to as business records) for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a U.S. person or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities. Defines "call detail records" as communications routing information.

Prohibits the federal government from acquiring under FISA: (1) records of any electronic communication without the use of specific identifiers or selection terms; or (2) library circulation records, library patron lists, book sales records, book customer lists, firearm sales records, tax return records, educational records, or medical records containing information that...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
March 25, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 25, 2014 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)