Tuesday, June 2, 2015

H.R.3361 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): USA FREEDOM Act - NOT!

Does anybody bother to read this stuff? Sure they let the Patriot Act expire without re-authorization, but if they pass this, it appears it will automatically extend the sunset of those provisions...how does that work post-expiration? Does it bring it back from the dead, like a zombie?

H.R.3361 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): USA FREEDOM Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress: "Title VII: Sunsets - (Sec. 701) Amends the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to extend until December 31, 2017 (thereby aligning the expiration date of the following provisions with the expiration date of provisions under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008), specified authority concerning: (1) the production of business records and other tangible things, (2) roving electronic surveillance orders, and (3) a revised definition of "agent of a foreign power" to include any non-U.S. person who engages in international terrorism or preparatory activities (commonly referred to as the "lone wolf" provision). (Currently, such provisions are scheduled to expire on June 1, 2015.)"

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