H.R. 4 (97th): Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982

Introduced:
Jan 05, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 97-200.
Sponsor
Edward Boland
Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 23, 1982
Length
Related Bills
S. 391 (Related)
Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1981

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 06, 1981

H.Res. 223 (rule)

Introduced
Last Action: Sep 17, 1981

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 23, 1982.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 1981
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 1981
Reported by Committee Jul 22, 1981
Passed House Sep 23, 1981
Passed Senate with Changes Mar 18, 1982
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate Jun 10, 1982
Signed by the President Jun 23, 1982
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the National Security Act of 1947 to prohibit the unauthorized disclosure of information identifying certain United States intelligence officers, agents, informants, and sources.

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Cosponsors
52 cosponsors (39R, 13D) (show)
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5/20/1982--Conference report filed in House.
(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-580) Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 - Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to establish criminal penalties for any person who knowingly discloses information which identifies a U.S. covert intelligence agent.
Establishes a maximum penalty of ten years' imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine for any person who, having had authorized access to classified information which identifies a covert agent, intentionally discloses such information.
Establishes a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine for any person who, having had authorized access to classified information, learns the identity of a covert agent and intentionally discloses such information.
Establishes a maximum penalty of three years' imprisonment and/or a $15,000 fine for any person who, in the course of a "pattern of activities intended to identify" covert agents and with "reason to believe" that such activities would impair U.S. foreign intelligence activities, discloses information identifying an agent.
Directs the President to report annually to the congressional intelligence committees on measures to protect the identities of covert agents.

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