There is one summary for S.1158. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/23/2003)

Library and Bookseller Protection Act - 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.

Amends Federal criminal law to exclude libraries from provisions requiring wire or electronic communication service providers to comply with requests by the FBI Director in foreign counterintelligence investigations for subscriber information and toll billing records information, or electronic communication transactional records in their custody.