H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015

Introduced:

Mar 25, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jun 25, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 25, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Buddy Carter

Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2015
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

11% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To direct the Chief FOIA Officer of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in the implementation of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an automated online system for processing information requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It would also require DHS to issue an updated regulation implementing FOIA. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA1), issued a press release wherein he said ...

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History

Mar 25, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 20, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 25, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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