S.1215: FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013

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Sponsor Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 10 (9 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 24, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to repeal on June 1, 2015, procedures outlined under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) regarding the targeting by the United States of non-U.S. persons located outside the United States in order to acquire foreign intelligence information.

Amends provisions of FISA, the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978, the National Security Act of 1947, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) concerning national security letters to, effective June 1, 2015, make such provisions read as they read on October 25, 2001. Repeals a separate related FCRA provision.

Amends FISA to revise requirements for applications for access to business records and other tangible things in counterterrorism investigations to require an applicant to present a statement of facts and circumstances showing reasonable grounds to believe that the records sought are relevant to an inves...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5020-5027)