S.607: Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 6 (3 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced March 19, 2013
Latest Major Action May 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 to prohibit a provider of remote computing service or electronic communication service to the public from knowingly divulging to any governmental entity the contents of any communication that is in electronic storage or otherwise maintained by the provider.

(Sec. 3) Revises provisions under which the government may require, pursuant to a warrant, the disclosure by such a provider of the contents of such communications. Eliminates the different requirements applicable under current law depending on whether such communications were stored for fewer than, or more than, 180 days.

Requires a law enforcement agency, within 10 days after receiving the contents of a customer's communication, or a governmental entity, within 3 days, to provide the customer a copy of the warrant and a notice that such information was requested by, and supplied to,...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 16, 2013 By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 113-34. Additional views filed.
April 25, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 66.
April 25, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment. Without written report.
April 25, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
March 19, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1952-1953)