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H.R. 4663 (114th): No Taxpayer Support for Apple Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 2, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4663

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary and House Administration, 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 forbid Federal agencies from buying Apple products until Apple provides the Federal Government with technical support necessary to access encrypted information sought by a warrant that may be materially relevant to the commission of terrorism.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Taxpayer Support for Apple Act.

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Prohibition on purchase

No agency or other entity within the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Federal Government may purchase any product manufactured by, licensed by, or otherwise sold under the trademark of Apple Inc. of 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California (hereafter referred to Apple) until a court of Federal jurisdiction certifies that Apple has provided the Federal Government with the technical support necessary to access encrypted information sought by a judicial warrant that may be materially relevant to the investigation of commission of terrorism.