H.R.1157 - Freedom to Read Protection Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] (Introduced 03/06/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Intelligence (Permanent)|
|Latest Action:||07/08/2004 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1157 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Freedom to Read Protection Act of 2003 - Amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (the Act) to provide that no application by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to a U.S. court for an order requiring the production of tangible things for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information from a U.S. person or to protect against international terrorism may be made for the sole purpose of searching for, or seizing from, a bookseller or library documentary materials that contain personally identifiable information concerning a patron. Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to preclude a physical search for documentary materials (including books, records, papers, documents, and other items) under other provisions of law.
Introduced in House (03/06/2003)
Revises congressional reporting requirements under the Act to require the Attorney General, in informing Congress with respect to applications for orders approving requests for the production of tangible things, to: (1) describe the specific purpose of each order application; (2) analyze the effectiveness of each application that was granted or modified in protecting U.S. citizens against terrorism; and (3) make public such information provided in a manner consistent with the national security of the United States.