Summary: S.2679 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/16/2004)

Tools to Fight Terrorism Act of 2004 - Anti-Terrorism Investigative Tools Improvement Act of 2004 - Amends: (1) the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to treat individuals who engage in international terrorism as foreign agents; (2) the Federal criminal code to prohibit hoaxes relating to terrorist offenses; (3) the USA PATRIOT Act to allow the disclosure of counterintelligence information obtained as part of a national security investigation; (4) the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize deporting aliens who have received military training from terrorist organizations; and (5) the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 regarding nuclear threats.

Prevention of Terrorist Access to Special Weapons Act of 2004 - Prohibits producing, acquiring, transferring, possessing, or using: (1) a missile system designed to destroy aircraft; (2) any weapon designed to release radiation at dangerous levels; and (3) the variola virus.

Railroad Carriers and Mass Transportation Protection Act of 2004 - Rewrites Federal criminal code provisions prohibiting acts of destruction and violence against trains and mass transportation to add as an aggravated offense the commission of the prohibited act under circumstances in which the railroad on-track equipment or mass transportation vehicle was carrying high-level radioactive waste.

Reducing Crime and Terrorism at America's Seaports Act of 2004 - Prohibits: (1) willfully disabling a passenger vehicle; and (2) bribery affecting port security. Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase penalties for noncompliance with manifest requirements.

Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act of 2004 - Amends the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act to cover acts involving burglary, embezzlement, and fraud in the purchase of securities. Provides for civil forfeiture of the assets of those who plan or perpetrate terrorist acts against international organizations or foreign governments.