H.R. 3486 (96th): Documentary Materials Privacy Protection Act of 1980


Apr 5, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 22, 1980 but was never passed by the Senate.


Robert Kastenmeier

Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to limit governmental search and seizure of materials possessed by persons involved in First Amendment Activities, to provide a remedy for persons aggrieved by violations of the provisions of this Act, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/22/1980--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, amended) Documentary Materials Privacy Protection Act of 1980 - Prohibits a government officer or employee from searching for or seizing, in connection with a criminal ... Read more >

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Apr 5, 1979

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Sep 22, 1980
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3486”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 855 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 2, 1979

S. 1790 (Related)
Privacy Protection Act of 1980

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 1980

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