Summary: H.R.4 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (05/20/1982)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-580)

Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 - Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to establish criminal penalties for any person who knowingly discloses information which identifies a U.S. covert intelligence agent.

Establishes a maximum penalty of ten years' imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine for any person who, having had authorized access to classified information which identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses such information.

Establishes a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine for any person who, having had authorized access to classified information, learns the identity of a covert agent and intentionally discloses such information.

Establishes a maximum penalty of three years' imprisonment and/or a $15,000 fine for any person who, in the course of a "pattern of activities intended to identify" covert agents and with "reason to believe" that such activities would impair U.S. foreign intelligence activities, discloses information identifying an agent.

Directs the President to report annually to the congressional intelligence committees on measures to protect the identities of covert agents.