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H.R. 2736 (113th): Government Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 18, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2736

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Amash) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Select Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To allow entities required to comply with orders or directives under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to publicly report every 90 days certain aggregate information related to the compliance with such orders or directives.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Government Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 .

2.

Disclosure of certain aggregate information related to orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

(a)

Disclosures

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ( 50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. ) is amended by adding at the end the following new title:

IX

Disclosure of certain aggregate information

901.

Disclosure of certain aggregate information

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, each entity required to comply with an order or directive under this Act may, every 90 days with respect to the preceding 90-day period, make publicly available the following information:

(1)

The aggregate number of orders or directives under this Act with which such entity was required to comply.

(2)

A general description of the types of assistance, information, or tangible things such entity was required to provide pursuant to such orders or directives.

(3)

The aggregate number of each type of assistance, information, or tangible things such entity was required to provide pursuant to such orders or directives.

(4)

The aggregate number of user accounts with respect to which such entity was required to provide assistance, information, or tangible things pursuant to such orders or directives.

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(b)

Table of contents amendment

The table of contents in the first section of such Act is amended by adding at the end the following new items:

Title IX—Disclosure of certain aggregate information

Sec. 901. Disclosure of certain aggregate information.

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