S.1452: Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013

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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 Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 13 (All Democrats)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to expand government reporting requirements with respect to surveillance programs under FISA and the USA PATRIOT Act. Permits persons (any individual, including any officer or employee of the federal government, or any group, entity, association, corporation, or foreign power) receiving certain production orders to make public disclosures regarding the categories of orders to which they complied and the total number of users whose information was produced.

Directs the Attorney General to report annually to Congress, in an unclassified form to be made available to the public, regarding orders approving electronic surveillance, pen register and trap and trace devices, the production of tangible things (commonly referred to as business records, including books, records, papers, documents, and other items), and the targeting of persons outside the United States other than U...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 13, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-365.
Aug. 1, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.