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H.R.3199
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H.R.3199
Latest Title: USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 7/11/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.RES.369H.RES.595H.R.314H.R.3889S.103S.1266S.1389
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-177 [GPO: Text, PDF]
House Reports: 109-174 Part 1, 109-174 Part 2; Latest Conference Report: 109-333 (in Congressional Record H11279-11310)
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MAJOR ACTIONS:

7/11/2005 Introduced in House
7/18/2005 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-174, Part I.
7/18/2005 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent). H. Rept. 109-174, Part II.
7/21/2005 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 257 - 171 (Roll no. 414).
7/29/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/8/2005 Conference report H. Rept. 109-333 filed.
12/14/2005 Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 174 (Roll no. 627).
3/2/2006 Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 10. Record Vote Number: 29.
3/2/2006 Cleared for White House.
3/8/2006 Presented to President.
3/9/2006 Signed by President.
3/9/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-177 [Text, PDF]

ALL ACTIONS:
7/11/2005:
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
7/11/2005:
Referred to House Judiciary
7/13/2005:
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
7/13/2005:
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 14.
7/11/2005:
Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
7/13/2005:
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
7/13/2005:
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
7/18/2005 9:50pm:
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-174, Part I.
7/18/2005 9:54pm:
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent). H. Rept. 109-174, Part II.
7/18/2005 10:02pm:
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 109.
7/20/2005 10:31pm:
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 369 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3199 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
7/21/2005 12:15pm:
Rule H. Res. 369 passed House.
7/21/2005 12:16pm:
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 369. (consideration: CR H6221-6269)
7/21/2005 12:16pm:
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3199 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
7/21/2005 12:17pm:
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 369 and Rule XVIII.
7/21/2005 12:17pm:
The Speaker designated the Honorable Adam H. Putnam to act as Chairman of the Committee.
7/21/2005 12:17pm:
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 3199.
7/21/2005 2:44pm:
H.AMDT.489 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Flake. (consideration: CR H6249-6252, H6265-6266; text: CR H6249)
Amendment requires the Director of the FBI to personally approve any library or bookstore request for records by the FBI under section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.
7/21/2005 2:45pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
7/21/2005 3:09pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 3:10pm:
H.AMDT.490 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Issa. (consideration: CR H6252-6254, H6266-6267; text: CR H6252)
Amendment requires law enforcement to report back to a court within 15 days of using the roving aspect of a warrant; and requires law enforcement to report on the total number of electronic surveillances that have been conducted.
7/21/2005 3:10pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Issa amendment.
7/21/2005 3:27pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Issa amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Issa demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 3:28pm:
H.AMDT.491 Amendment (A003) offered by Mrs. Capito. (consideration: CR H6254-6256, H6267; text: CR H6254-6255)
Amendment standardizes the penalties for terrorist attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and mass transportation systems on land, water, or in the air.
7/21/2005 3:28pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capito amendment.
7/21/2005 3:39pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capito amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Capito demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 3:40pm:
H.AMDT.492 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Flake. (consideration: CR H6256-6260, H6267-6268; text: CR H6256-6258)
Amendment specifies that the recipient of a national security letter may consult with an attorney, and may also challenge national security letters in court.
7/21/2005 3:41pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
7/21/2005 4:02pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 4:02pm:
H.AMDT.493 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Waters. (consideration: CR H6260-6262; text: CR H6260)
Amendment sought to provide that, under section 505 of the USA PATRIOT Act, a recipient of a national security letter may not be penalized for violating the non disclosure requirement if the recipient is mentally incompetent, under undue stress, under threat of bodily harm, or a threat of being discharged from employment.
7/21/2005 4:04pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment.
7/21/2005 4:17pm:
H.AMDT.493 On agreeing to the Waters amendment (A005) Failed by voice vote.
7/21/2005 4:17pm:
H.AMDT.494 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Delahunt. (consideration: CR H6262-6263, H6268-6269; text: CR H6262)
Amendment makes changes in the forfeiture statute by clarifying the definition of terrorism.
7/21/2005 4:18pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Delahunt amendment.
7/21/2005 4:26pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Delahunt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Delahunt demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 4:26pm:
H.AMDT.495 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Flake. (consideration: CR H6263-6265, H6269; text: CR H6263)
Amendment narrows the scope of "sneak-and-peak" delayed notification search warrants; and requires a report to Congress on the number of search warrants granted and the number of delayed notices authorized.
7/21/2005 4:27pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
7/21/2005 4:46pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 4:46pm:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was adoption of specified amendments which had been debated earlier in the legislative day and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7/21/2005 5:10pm:
H.AMDT.489 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 402 - 26 (Roll no. 403).
7/21/2005 5:19pm:
H.AMDT.490 On agreeing to the Issa amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 406 - 21 (Roll no. 404).
7/21/2005 5:27pm:
H.AMDT.491 On agreeing to the Capito amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 362 - 66 (Roll no. 405).
7/21/2005 5:34pm:
H.AMDT.492 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A004) Agreed to by recorded vote: 394 - 32 (Roll no. 406).
7/21/2005 5:42pm:
H.AMDT.494 On agreeing to the Delahunt amendment (A006) Agreed to by recorded vote: 418 - 7 (Roll no. 407).
7/21/2005 5:49pm:
H.AMDT.495 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A007) Agreed to by recorded vote: 407 - 21 (Roll no. 408).
7/21/2005 5:54pm:
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3199 as unfinished business.
7/21/2005 5:59pm:
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6273-6309)
7/21/2005 6:00pm:
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7/21/2005 6:01pm:
H.AMDT.497 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Berman. (consideration: CR H6274-6276, H6303-6304; text: CR H6274; text as modified: CR H6274)
Amendment requires a report to Congress on the development and use of data-mining technology by departments and agencies of the Federal government.
7/21/2005 6:01pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Berman amendment.
7/21/2005 6:14pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Berman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Berman demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 6:15pm:
H.AMDT.498 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Lungren, Daniel E.. (consideration: CR H6276-6277; text: CR H6276)
Amendment adds to the list of predicates used for obtaining electronic surveillance, certain crimes which are related to terrorism.
7/21/2005 6:15pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lungren amendment.
7/21/2005 6:20pm:
H.AMDT.498 On agreeing to the Lungren, Daniel E. amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 6:21pm:
H.AMDT.499 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Schiff. (consideration: CR H6277-6282, H6304-6305; text: CR H6277-6280)
Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Reducing Crime and Terrorism at America's Seaports Act of 2005".
7/21/2005 6:21pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment.
7/21/2005 6:35pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Coble demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 6:35pm:
H.AMDT.500 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Coble. (consideration: CR H6282-6285; text: CR H6282-6283)
Amendment, as modified, amends the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act by lowering the threshold requirements for a violation of the Act, applying the Act to smokeless tobacco, imposing certain reporting requirements, and specifying who may bring causes of action against violators of the Act.
7/21/2005 6:36pm:
H.AMDT.500 Coble amendment (A012) modified by unanimous consent. (text as modified: CR H6283)
7/21/2005 6:36pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Coble amendment.
7/21/2005 6:44pm:
H.AMDT.500 On agreeing to the Coble amendment (A012) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 6:44pm:
H.AMDT.501 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Carter. (consideration: CR H6285-6287; text: CR H6285-6286)
Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Terrorist Death Penalty Enhancement Act of 2005".
7/21/2005 6:45pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Carter amendment.
7/21/2005 7:01pm:
H.AMDT.501 On agreeing to the Carter amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 7:01pm:
H.AMDT.502 Amendment (A014) offered by Ms. Hart. (consideration: CR H6287-6290, H6305; text: CR H6287-6288)
Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005".
7/21/2005 7:01pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hart amendment.
7/21/2005 7:13pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hart amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Hart demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 7:14pm:
H.AMDT.503 Amendment (A015) offered by Ms. Jackson-Lee (TX). (consideration: CR H6290-6292, H6305-6306; text: CR H6290)
An amendment numbered 15 printed in part B of House Report 109-178 to allow the attachment of property and the enforcement of judgment against a judgment debtor that has engaged in planning or perpetrating any act of domestic or international terrorism under 18 USC 981.
7/21/2005 7:16pm:
H.AMDT.503 Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment (A015) modified by unanimous consent. Modification adds a new section which states the sense of Congress that under title 18 section 981, victims of terrorists attacks should have access to the assets forfeited.
7/21/2005 7:16pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment, as modified.
7/21/2005 7:21pm:
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson-Lee demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7/21/2005 7:21pm:
H.AMDT.504 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Hyde. (consideration: CR H6292-6294; text: CR H6292)
Amendment establishes a new criminal offense of narco-terrorism.
7/21/2005 7:22pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Hyde amendment.
7/21/2005 7:26pm:
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed debate on the Hyde amendment.
7/21/2005 7:36pm:
H.AMDT.504 On agreeing to the Hyde amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 7:36pm:
H.AMDT.505 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Sessions. (consideration: CR H6294-6295; text: CR H6294)
Amendment extends the existing PATRIOT Act passenger aircraft protections to all aircraft and those engaged in the operation of an aircraft in the air and on the ground.
7/21/2005 7:37pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment.
7/21/2005 7:44pm:
H.AMDT.505 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 7:45pm:
H.AMDT.506 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Paul. (consideration: CR H6295-6297; text: CR H6295)
An amendment numbered 19 printed in part B of House Report 109-178 to express the sense of Congress that no American citizen should be the target of a federal investigation solely as a result of that person's political activities.
7/21/2005 7:46pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paul amendment.
7/21/2005 7:55pm:
H.AMDT.506 On agreeing to the Paul amendment (A018) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 7:55pm:
H.AMDT.507 Amendment (A019) offered by Mrs. Lowey. (consideration: CR H6297-6303; text: CR H6297-6302)
Amendment strikes section 1014(c) of PL 107-56 as it applies to Homeland Security Grant Funding; and adds the text of H.R. 1544, "The Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005", as passed by the House as a new section of the bill.
7/21/2005 7:56pm:
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment.
7/21/2005 8:01pm:
H.AMDT.507 On agreeing to the Lowey amendment (A019) Agreed to by voice vote.
7/21/2005 8:01pm:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7/21/2005 8:28pm:
H.AMDT.497 On agreeing to the Berman amendment (A009) Agreed to by recorded vote: 261 - 165 (Roll no. 409).
7/21/2005 8:37pm:
H.AMDT.499 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 381 - 45 (Roll no. 410).
7/21/2005 8:44pm:
H.AMDT.502 On agreeing to the Hart amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 387 - 38 (Roll no. 411).
7/21/2005 8:52pm:
H.AMDT.503 On agreeing to the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment (A015) as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 192 (Roll no. 412). (text as modified: CR H6290)
7/21/2005 8:52pm:
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3199.
7/21/2005 8:53pm:
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6306)
7/21/2005 8:53pm:
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (consideration: CR H6247-6249; text: CR H6247-6249)
7/21/2005 8:54pm:
Mr. Boucher moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
7/21/2005 8:54pm:
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boucher motion to recommit with instructions.
7/21/2005 9:06pm:
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6306-6308; text: CR H6306)
7/21/2005 9:24pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 - 218 (Roll no. 413).
7/21/2005 9:43pm:
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 257 - 171 (Roll no. 414).
7/21/2005 9:43pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7/21/2005 9:43pm:
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 3199.
7/25/2005:
Received in the Senate, read twice.
7/29/2005:
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S9418, S9558-9579)
7/29/2005:
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of the text of the committee reported substitute to S. 1389.
7/29/2005:
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S9562-9579)
7/29/2005:
Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Specter; Hatch; Kyl; DeWine; Sessions; Roberts; Leahy; Kennedy; Rockefeller; Levin.
9/6/2005:
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/9/2005 3:12pm:
Mr. Sensenbrenner asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference. (consideration: CR H10084)
11/9/2005 3:13pm:
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
11/9/2005 3:13pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/9/2005 3:13pm:
Mr. Boucher asked unanimous consent that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H10084-10090; text: CR H10084)
11/9/2005 3:13pm:
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Boucher motion to instruct conferees. Instructions contained within the motion seek to require that the managers on the part of the House recede from disagreement with the provisions contained in subsections (a) and (b) of section 9 of of the Senate amendment (relating to the modification of the PATRIOT Act sunset provision and the extension of the sunset of the "Lone Wolf" provision).
11/9/2005 4:05pm:
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H10090)
11/9/2005 4:06pm:
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
11/9/2005 4:06pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/9/2005 4:06pm:
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of the House bill (except section 132) and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Sensenbrenner, Coble, Smith (TX), Gallegly, Chabot, Jenkins, Lungren, Daniel E., Conyers, Berman, Boucher, Nadler, and Scott (VA).
11/9/2005 4:06pm:
The Speaker appointed conferees: Provided that Mr. Scott of Virginia is appointed in lieu of Mr. Nadler for consideration of secs. 105, 109, 111-114, 120, 121, 124, 131, and title II of the House bill, and modifications committed to conference.
11/9/2005 4:07pm:
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of secs. 102, 103, 106, 107, 109, and 132 of the House bill, and secs. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, and 10 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Hoekstra, Wilson (NM), and Harman.
11/9/2005 4:08pm:
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of secs. 124 and 231 of the House bill, and modifications committed to conference: Norwood, Shadegg, and Dingell.
11/9/2005 4:08pm:
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Financial Services for consideration of sec. 117 of the House bill, and modifications committed to conference: Oxley, Bachus, and Frank (MA).
11/9/2005 4:08pm:
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Homeland Security for consideration of secs. 127-129 of the House bill, and modifications committed to conference: King (NY), Weldon (PA), and Lofgren, Zoe.
11/14/2005 6:03pm:
APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL CONFEREE - From the Committee on the Judiciary, for consideration of the House bill (except sec. 132) and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Mr. Daniel E. Lungren (CA).
11/14/2005 6:03pm:
MODIFICATION OF CONFEREE APPOINTMENTS - In lieu of their appointments on November 9, 2005: From the Committee on the Judiciary, for consideration of the House bill (except sec. 132) and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Messrs. Nadler and Scott (VA).
12/8/2005:
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
12/8/2005 5:51pm:
Conference report H. Rept. 109-333 filed. (text of conference report: CR H11279-11310)
12/13/2005 6:39pm:
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 595 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 3199 with 1 hour of general debate.
12/14/2005 12:12pm:
Rule H. Res. 595 passed House.
12/14/2005 12:12pm:
Mr. Sensenbrenner brought up conference report H. Rept. 109-333 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 596. (consideration: CR H11523-11544)
12/14/2005 12:13pm:
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 3199.
12/14/2005 1:30pm:
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H11542)
12/14/2005 1:30pm:
Mr. Conyers moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee. (consideration: CR H11542; text: CR H11542)
12/14/2005 1:30pm:
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H11542)
12/14/2005 1:54pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 224 (Roll no. 626).
12/14/2005 2:05pm:
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/14/2005 2:05pm:
On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 174 (Roll no. 627).
12/14/2005:
Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
12/14/2005:
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S13546-13561)
12/14/2005:
Cloture motion on the conference report presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S13546)
12/15/2005:
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S13608-13627)
12/16/2005:
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S13699-13701, S13708-13749)
12/16/2005:
Cloture not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 358. (consideration: CR S13719-13720)
12/16/2005:
Motion by Senator Frist to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked (Record Vote Number 358) entered in Senate.
3/1/2006:
Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 13. Record Vote Number: 26. (consideration: CR S1561-1575)
3/1/2006:
Motion by Senator Frist to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked [Record Vote Number 358] agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 15. Record Vote Number: 27. (consideration: CR S1561; text: CR S1561)
3/1/2006:
Upon reconsideration, cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 15. Record Vote Number: 28.
3/2/2006:
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S1598-1632)
3/2/2006:
Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 10. Record Vote Number: 29.
3/2/2006:
Cleared for White House.
3/7/2006:
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/8/2006:
Presented to President.
3/9/2006:
Signed by President.
3/9/2006:
Became Public Law No: 109-177.

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1. H.AMDT.489 to H.R.3199 Amendment requires the Director of the FBI to personally approve any library or bookstore request for records by the FBI under section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.
Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 402 - 26 (Roll no. 403).

2. H.AMDT.490 to H.R.3199 Amendment requires law enforcement to report back to a court within 15 days of using the roving aspect of a warrant; and requires law enforcement to report on the total number of electronic surveillances that have been conducted.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Issa amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 406 - 21 (Roll no. 404).

3. H.AMDT.491 to H.R.3199 Amendment standardizes the penalties for terrorist attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and mass transportation systems on land, water, or in the air.
Sponsor: Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Capito amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 362 - 66 (Roll no. 405).

4. H.AMDT.492 to H.R.3199 Amendment specifies that the recipient of a national security letter may consult with an attorney, and may also challenge national security letters in court.
Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A004) Agreed to by recorded vote: 394 - 32 (Roll no. 406).

5. H.AMDT.493 to H.R.3199 Amendment sought to provide that, under section 505 of the USA PATRIOT Act, a recipient of a national security letter may not be penalized for violating the non disclosure requirement if the recipient is mentally incompetent, under undue stress, under threat of bodily harm, or a threat of being discharged from employment.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment not agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Waters amendment (A005) Failed by voice vote.

6. H.AMDT.494 to H.R.3199 Amendment makes changes in the forfeiture statute by clarifying the definition of terrorism.
Sponsor: Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Delahunt amendment (A006) Agreed to by recorded vote: 418 - 7 (Roll no. 407).

7. H.AMDT.495 to H.R.3199 Amendment narrows the scope of "sneak-and-peak" delayed notification search warrants; and requires a report to Congress on the number of search warrants granted and the number of delayed notices authorized.
Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A007) Agreed to by recorded vote: 407 - 21 (Roll no. 408).

8. H.AMDT.496 to H.R.3199 An amendment numbered 9 printed in part B of House Report 109-178 to require a report to Congress on the development and use of data-mining technology by departments and agencies of the Federal government.
Sponsor: Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment offered

9. H.AMDT.497 to H.R.3199 Amendment requires a report to Congress on the development and use of data-mining technology by departments and agencies of the Federal government.
Sponsor: Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Berman amendment (A009) Agreed to by recorded vote: 261 - 165 (Roll no. 409).

10. H.AMDT.498 to H.R.3199 Amendment adds to the list of predicates used for obtaining electronic surveillance, certain crimes which are related to terrorism.
Sponsor: Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Lungren, Daniel E. amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.

11. H.AMDT.499 to H.R.3199 Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Reducing Crime and Terrorism at America's Seaports Act of 2005".
Sponsor: Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Schiff amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 381 - 45 (Roll no. 410).

12. H.AMDT.500 to H.R.3199 Amendment, as modified, amends the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act by lowering the threshold requirements for a violation of the Act, applying the Act to smokeless tobacco, imposing certain reporting requirements, and specifying who may bring causes of action against violators of the Act.
Sponsor: Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Coble amendment (A012) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.

13. H.AMDT.501 to H.R.3199 Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Terrorist Death Penalty Enhancement Act of 2005".
Sponsor: Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Carter amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.

14. H.AMDT.502 to H.R.3199 Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005".
Sponsor: Rep Hart, Melissa A. [PA-4] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Hart amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 387 - 38 (Roll no. 411).

15. H.AMDT.503 to H.R.3199 An amendment numbered 15 printed in part B of House Report 109-178 to allow the attachment of property and the enforcement of judgment against a judgment debtor that has engaged in planning or perpetrating any act of domestic or international terrorism under 18 USC 981.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment (A015) as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 192 (Roll no. 412).

16. H.AMDT.504 to H.R.3199 Amendment establishes a new criminal offense of narco-terrorism.
Sponsor: Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Hyde amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.

17. H.AMDT.505 to H.R.3199 Amendment extends the existing PATRIOT Act passenger aircraft protections to all aircraft and those engaged in the operation of an aircraft in the air and on the ground.
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Sessions amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.

18. H.AMDT.506 to H.R.3199 An amendment numbered 19 printed in part B of House Report 109-178 to express the sense of Congress that no American citizen should be the target of a federal investigation solely as a result of that person's political activities.
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Paul amendment (A018) Agreed to by voice vote.

19. H.AMDT.507 to H.R.3199 Amendment strikes section 1014(c) of PL 107-56 as it applies to Homeland Security Grant Funding; and adds the text of H.R. 1544, "The Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005", as passed by the House as a new section of the bill.
Sponsor: Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] (introduced 7/21/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/21/2005 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Lowey amendment (A019) Agreed to by voice vote.