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 enactment of an identical bill, with the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, which was originally introduced as S. 2010.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018
Length: 20 pages
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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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 139. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-118, S. 139, 115th Cong. (2018).
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