Text: H.R.3070 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/09/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3070


To amend section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to reform access to certain business records for foreign intelligence and international terrorism investigations, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 9, 2013

Mr. Fitzpatrick introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Select 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


A BILL

To amend section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to reform access to certain business records for foreign intelligence and international terrorism investigations, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “NSA Accountability Act”.

SEC. 2. Reforms to access to certain business records for foreign intelligence and international terrorism investigations.

(a) In general.—Subsection (b)(2)(A) of section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1861) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding clause (i)—

(A) by inserting “specific and articulable” before “facts showing”;

(B) by inserting “and material” after “are relevant”; and

(C) by striking “clandestine intelligence activities” and all that follows and inserting “clandestine intelligence activities and pertain only to an individual that is the subject of such investigation; and”; and

(2) by striking clauses (i) through (iii).

(b) Withholding of funds.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of a violation of section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1861) in a fiscal year, all unobligated funds made available for such fiscal year to carry out such section shall be withheld for the period beginning on the date of such violation and ending on September 30 of such fiscal year.