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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Surveillance State Repeal Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To repeal the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/19/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date
11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: House Education and the Workforce
04/21/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: House Judiciary
03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce
03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: House Transportation and Infrastructure
03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: House Transportation and Infrastructure
03/19/2015 Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Financial Services
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Armed Services, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (8)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/19/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations04/21/2015 Referred to
House Intelligence (Permanent)03/19/2015 Referred to
House Financial Services03/19/2015 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs03/19/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce03/19/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology03/20/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce03/19/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections11/16/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure03/19/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit03/20/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials03/20/2015 Referred to
House Armed Services03/19/2015 Referred to

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Subjects (18)

  • Administrative remedies
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • Judges
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Right of privacy
  • Specialized courts

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/19/2015)

Surveillance State Repeal Act

Repeals the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (thereby restoring or reviving provisions amended or repealed by such Acts as if such Acts had not been enacted), except with respect to reports to Congress regarding court orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) and the acquisition of intelligence information concerning an entity not substantially composed of U.S. persons that is engaged in the international proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Extends from 7 to 10 years the maximum term of FISA judges. Makes such judges eligible for redesignation.

Permits FISA courts to appoint special masters to advise on technical issues raised during proceedings.

Requires orders approving certain electronic surveillance to direct that, upon request of the applicant, any person or entity must furnish all information, facilities, or technical assistance necessary to accomplish such surveillance in a manner to protect its secrecy and produce a minimum of interference with the services that such carrier, landlord, custodian, or other person is providing the target of such surveillance (thereby retaining the ability to conduct surveillance on such targets regardless of the type of communications methods or devices being used by the subject of the surveillance).

Prohibits acquisitions under FISA relating to a U.S. person, or acquisitions under Executive Order 12333 targeting a U.S. person, without a warrant based on probable cause.

Requires the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice to destroy any information collected under the repealed Acts, or acquired under Executive Order 12333 without a warrant, if the information concerns a U.S. person that is not related to an investigation that is actively ongoing on the date of enactment of this Act.

Prohibits the federal government from requiring manufacturers of electronic devices and related software to build in mechanisms allowing the federal government to bypass encryption or privacy technology.

Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report annually on the federal government's compliance with FISA.

Permits an employee of or contractor to an element of the intelligence community with knowledge of FISA-authorized programs and activities to submit a covered complaint to the GAO, to the House or Senate intelligence committees, or in accordance with a process under the National Security Act of 1947 with respect to reports made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Defines a "covered complaint" as a complaint or information concerning FISA-authorized programs and activities that an employee or contractor reasonably believes is evidence of: (1) a violation of any law, rule, or regulation; or (2) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety. Prohibits an officer or employee of an element of the intelligence community from taking retaliatory action against an employee or contractor who seeks to disclose, or who discloses, such information.