S. 417 (111th): State Secrets Protection Act


Feb 11, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 11, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2009
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to enact a safe, fair, and responsible state secrets privilege Act.

Summary (CRS)

2/11/2009--Introduced.State Secrets Protection Act - Amends the federal judicial code to:(1) require a federal court to determine which filings, motions, and affidavits (or portions) submitted under this Act shall be ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 11, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 417”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (9D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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