About the bill
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA Act, a bill to expand the use of DNA in law enforcement. In August 2017, its identical companion bill H.R. 510 was enacted in its place. On January 11, 2018, the House replaced the text of this bill, which had become moot by the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018
Length: 20 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 19, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 19, 2018.
What legislators are saying
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 4478: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Introduced on Nov 29, 2017. 69% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 139 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes, Pub. L. No. 115-118, S. 139, 115th Cong. (2018).
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