Text: H.R.4021 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4021

To prohibit a Federal agency from using a facial recognition technology 
         without a Federal court order, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 25, 2019

Mr. Engel (for himself, Ms. Norton, Ms. Velazquez, Ms. Haaland, and Mr. 
   Serrano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                   Committee on Oversight and Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
To prohibit a Federal agency from using a facial recognition technology 
         without a Federal court order, 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 ``Facial, Analysis, Comparison, and 
Evaluation Protection Act of 2019'' or the ``FACE Protection Act of 
2019''.

SEC. 2. FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY.

    (a) Restriction.--A Federal agency may not apply facial recognition 
technology to any photo identification issued by a State or the Federal 
Government or any other photograph otherwise in the possession of a 
State or the Federal Government unless the agency has obtained a 
Federal court order determining that there is probable cause for the 
application of such technology.
    (b) Prohibition on Sharing Information.--Any information obtained 
using facial recognition technology under a Federal court order may not 
be shared with any other Federal agency or entity that has not been 
granted permission for such use by a Federal court order.
    (c) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Facial recognition.--The term ``facial recognition'' 
        means an automated or semi-automated process that assists in 
        identifying or verifying an individual based on the physical 
        characteristics of an individual's face geometry.
            (2) Facial recognition technology.--The term ``facial 
        recognition technology'' means any computer software or 
        application that performs facial recognition.
            (3) Federal agency.--The term ``Federal agency'' has the 
        meaning given that term in section 102 of title 40, United 
        States Code.
            (4) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, each commonwealth, territory 
        or possession of the United States, and each federally 
        recognized Indian Tribe.
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