S.1631: FISA Improvements 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 Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Oct. 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

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FISA Improvements Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to place restrictions on the bulk collection of wire or electronic communications that a FISA court may authorize in response to an application by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for an order requiring the production of tangible things (commonly referred to as business records, including books, records, papers, documents, and other items) for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a U.S. person or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities.

Prohibits a FISA court from authorizing: (1) bulk acquisition of wire or electronic communication records from an entity that provides an electronic communication service to the public if such order does not...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 12, 2013 By Senator Feinstein from Select Committee on Intelligence filed written report. Report No. 113-119. Additional and Minority views filed.
Oct. 31, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 235.
Oct. 31, 2013 Select Committee on Intelligence. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Feinstein. Without written report.
Oct. 31, 2013 Select Committee on Intelligence. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.