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S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

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 11, 2018
Length: 54 pages

Jan 12, 2017


Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

Added to the Senate’s floor schedule for the next legislative day on Jan 13, 2018.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 510: Rapid DNA Act of 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 18, 2017. (compare text)

93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 12, 2017

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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 9, 2018
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

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 13, 2018
On Senate Schedule

The Senate indicated that this bill would be considered in the days ahead.

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

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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