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S. 1566 (95th): Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA" Pub.L. 95–511, 92 Stat. 1783, 50 U.S.C. ch. 36) is a United States federal law which establishes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" suspected of espionage or terrorism. The Act created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It has been repeatedly amended since the September 11 attacks.

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Sponsor and status

Introduced
May 18, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 25, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 25, 1978.

Law
Pub.L. 95-511
Sponsor

Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator for Massachusetts

Democrat

Text

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 1978

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History

May 18, 1977
 
Introduced

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Nov 15, 1977
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 20, 1978
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Sep 7, 1978
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 25, 1978
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 25, 1978
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1566 (95th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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