The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (also called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008, H.R. 6304, enacted 2008-07-10) is an Act of Congress that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It has been used as the legal basis for mass surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2014, including PRISM. This summary is from Wikipedia.
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Jun 19, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 10, 2008
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 10, 2008.
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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2008
Length: 43 pages
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 2440: A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes.
Ordered Reported on Dec 11, 2007. 61% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 2441: FISA Amendments Act of 2007
Ordered Reported on Dec 11, 2007. 38% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 2248: FISA Amendments Act of 2008
Passed Senate (House next) on Feb 12, 2008. 40% incorporated. (compare text)
Source Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2248 (110th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 6304 (110th).
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Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 1285 (110th).
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 6304 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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