S.139: An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes

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Jan. 21, 2018 4th
Jan. 14, 2018 7th

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.) Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue standards and procedures for using Rapid DNA instruments to analyze DNA samples of criminal offenders. Rapid DNA instruments carry out a fully automated process to create...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 19, 2018

Became Public Law No: 115-118.

Jan. 19, 2018

Signed by President.

Jan. 19, 2018
Presented to President.
Jan. 18, 2018
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
Jan. 18, 2018
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S268-270)
Jan. 18, 2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Jan. 18, 2018
Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 139 by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 34. Record Vote Number: 12.
Jan. 17, 2018
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
Jan. 17, 2018
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S215-247; S256-264)
Jan. 16, 2018
Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany S. 139 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA1872) fell when cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 in Senate.
Jan. 16, 2018
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
Jan. 16, 2018
Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany S. 139 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 1872) fell when cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 in Senate.
Jan. 16, 2018
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S174-185)
Jan. 16, 2018

Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 38. Record Vote Number: 11.

Jan. 11, 2018
Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 presented in Senate.
Jan. 11, 2018
Measure laid before Senate by motion.
Jan. 11, 2018

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 256 - 164 (Roll no. 16).

Jan. 11, 2018
Mr. Himes moved to commit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).
Jan. 11, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 682.
Jan. 11, 2018
Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S150; text: CR S150)
Jan. 11, 2018
Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany S. 139 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA1872) made in Senate.
Jan. 11, 2018
Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 with an amendment (SA 1870) made in Senate.
Jan. 11, 2018
Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 made in Senate.
Jan. 11, 2018

Motion to proceed to consideration of the House message to accompany S. 139 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 27. Record Vote Number: 10.

Jan. 11, 2018
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
Jan. 11, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 11, 2018

On motion to commit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 227 (Roll no. 15).

Jan. 11, 2018
The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Jan. 11, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to strengthen the provisions related to obtaining warrants to query information collected on persons in the United States.
Jan. 11, 2018
The previous question was ordered without objection.
Jan. 11, 2018
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 682, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Amash substitute amendment No. 1.
Jan. 11, 2018
DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on S. 139.
Jan. 11, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 139.
Jan. 11, 2018
Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to commit with or without instructions. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted. The further amendment printed in the report accompanying the rule, if offered by the Member designated in the report shall be debatable for the time printed in the report.
Jan. 11, 2018
Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S153-165)
Jan. 11, 2018

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 256 - 164 (Roll no. 16). (text: CR H137-142)

Jan. 11, 2018
Mr. Himes moved to commit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select). (consideration: CR H158-159; text: CR H158)
Jan. 11, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 682. (consideration: CR H139-160)
Jan. 11, 2018
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 98, enrollment corrections on S. 139 have been made.
Jan. 11, 2018
Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 139 presented in Senate. (CR S153)
Jan. 10, 2018
Rule H. Res. 682 passed House.
Jan. 9, 2018
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 682 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted. The further amendment printed in the report accompanying the rule, if offered by the Member designated in the report shall be debatable for the time printed in the report.
May 16, 2017
Held at the desk.
May 16, 2017
Received in the House.
May 16, 2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 16, 2017

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2954-2955; text as passed Senate: CR S2954-2955)

May 11, 2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 74.
May 11, 2017
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley without amendment. Without written report.
May 11, 2017
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
May 3, 2017
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Jan. 12, 2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 12, 2017

Introduced in the Senate by Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)

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