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S. 4232 (93rd): Freedom from Military Surveillance Act

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A bill to enforce the first amendment and fourth amendment to the Constitution and the constitutional right of privacy by prohibiting any civil officer of the United States or any member of the Armed Forces of the United States from using the Armed Forces of the United States to exercise surveillance of civilians or to execute the civil laws.

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Dec 12, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 12, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Samuel Ervin Jr.

Senator for North Carolina




Dec 12, 1974

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S. 4232 (93rd) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4232. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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