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S.2093: Civil Liberties Protection Act

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Sponsor John Walsh, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

Civil Liberties Protection Act - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to modify the purposes for which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is authorized to apply to a FISA court for an order requiring the production of tangible things (commonly referred to as "business records"). Authorizes the FBI to apply for such a production order for an investigation to protect against international terrorism, clandestine intelligence activities, or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (thus removes the FBI's authority to apply for such an order for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a U.S. person and adds authority with respect to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction).

Authorizes such production order applications for certain related preparation activities.

Requires applications for such production orders to include specific and articulable facts showing that there are re...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.