H.R. 4270 (114th): Liberty Through Strength Act II

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 16, 2015 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4270

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 16, 2015

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 provide authority for access to certain business records collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 prior to November 29, 2015, to make the authority for roving surveillance, the authority to treat individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 permanent, and to modify the certification requirements for access to telephone toll and transactional records by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Liberty Through Strength Act II.

2.

Access to certain business records collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 prior to November 29, 2015

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of the National Security Agency shall have access to all business records collected under section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1861) prior to November 29, 2015, in the same manner and for the same purposes that the Director had access to such records prior to such date.

(b)

Requirement To maintain business records

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of the National Security Agency shall maintain each business record referred to in subsection (a) for the 5-year period beginning on the date that such record was acquired under section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1861).

(c)

Effective period

The authority for access to business records under subsection (a) shall be in effect during the 5-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Authority for roving surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

Section 102(b)(1) of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–177; 50 U.S.C. 1805 note, 50 U.S.C. 1861 note, and 50 U.S.C. 1862 note) is amended by striking and section 105(c)(2) read as they and inserting reads as it.

4.

Permanent authority for individual terrorist to be treated as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

Section 6001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 1801 note) is amended by striking subsection (b).

5.

Repeal of sunset of title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

(a)

Repeal

Section 403 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–261; 122 Stat. 2474) is amended by striking subsection (b).

(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 404 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–261; 50 U.S.C. 1801 note) is amended by striking subsection (b).

6.

Counterintelligence access to telephone toll and transactional records

Subsection (b) of section 2709 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)

Required certification

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the designee of the Director in a position not lower than Deputy Assistant Director at Bureau headquarters or a Special Agent in Charge in a Bureau field office designated by the Director, may request the name, address, length of service, local and long distance toll billing records, and electronic communications transactional records of a person or entity if the Director (or the designee) certifies in writing to the wire or electronic communication service provider to which the request is made that such information is relevant to an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such an investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely on the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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