S. 315 (112th): Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act

Feb 10, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 703 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 15, 2011

John Ensign
Senator from Nevada
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Feb 10, 2011
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 4004 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 02, 2010

H.R. 703 (Related)
Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 15, 2011


This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 10, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 10, 2011
Full Title

A bill to amend section 798 of title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for disclosure of classified information related to certain intelligence activities of the United States and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (1R, 1I) (show)

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Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act or the SHIELD Act - Amends the federal criminal code to expand the prohibition against disclosure of classified information to include:
(1) disclosures of classified information that benefit a transnational threat, and
(2) any classified information concerning the human intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government or concerning the identity of a classified source or informant of an element of the U.S. intelligence community.
Defines "transnational threat" as: (1) any activity, including international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the delivery systems for such weapons, or organized crime, that threatens the national security of the United States; or (2) any individual or group that engages such activity.

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