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S. 139: 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.

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

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018
Length: 20 pages
Introduced:

Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 19, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 19, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-118

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4478: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

Introduced on Nov 29, 2017. 69% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2158: USA Liberty Act of 2017

Introduced on Nov 16, 2017. 35% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 11, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 16, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 5, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jan 11, 2018
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 11, 2018
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Jan 18, 2018
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 19, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 139 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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