S. 139 - Rapid DNA Act of 2017 [FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017]

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 115-53 PDF XML

    Based on the text of H.R. 4478, as reported by the Permanent Committee on Intelligence
            ::  Section by Section summary provided by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence    PDF
           ::  Ramseyer for RCP 115-53 (pursuant to clause 12 of rule XXI)    PDF  

    Text of S. 139 PDF XML

    Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (as engrossed in Senate)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-3 on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Agreed to by record vote of 233-181 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

MANAGERS: Collins/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to commit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Amash (MI), Lofgren (CA), Poe (TX), Polis (CO), Meadows (NC), Gabbard (HI), Jones (NC), Rohrabacher (CA), Massie (KY), Biggs (AZ), Davidson (OH), Sanford (SC), Pearce (NM), Perry (PA), Mooney (WV), Gosar (AZ), Schweikert (AZ), Gohmert (TX), Yoho (FL), Barton (TX), Brat (VA), Doggett (TX), Blum (IA), Garrett (VA), Griffith (VA), Jordan (OH), Labrador (ID), Blumenauer (OR), Khanna (CA), O'Rourke (TX), Ellison (MN), Rokita (IN), Farenthold (TX), Pocan (WI), Grijalva (AZ), Welch (VT), McClintock (CA), Carbajal (CA), Jackson Lee (TX), Lieu (CA), Scott, Bobby (VA), Jayapal (WA), Hice, Jody (GA)Bi-PartisanSUBSTITUTE Replaces the text of S. 139 with the text of the USA RIGHTS Act, to protect Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights.Made In Order
2Version 1Roe (TN)RepublicanStates that any information of a known United States person may not be accessed unless pursuant to a warrant of a district court of the United States.Submitted
3Version 2Poe (TX), Lofgren (CA), Nadler (NY), Farenthold (TX), Polis (CO), Gomez, Jimmy (CA), Jayapal (WA), Gabbard (HI)Bi-PartisanRevised Mandates a warrant requirement for a search of the 702 database on a US person. It also ends “about” collection.Revised
4Version 1Davidson (OH)RepublicanProhibits U.S. government employees from querying information gathered under Section 702 for communications of or about a U.S. person or person inside the U.S. unless the Government. Submitted
5Version 1Davidson (OH)RepublicanRequires the Director of National Intelligence to submit an annual report to Congress on any disciplinary actions taken against an employee of the United States Government relating to mishandling information acquired under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance ActSubmitted
6Version 1Davidson (OH)RepublicanRequires that the FBI report on the number of its U.S. person queries of Section 702, a requirement that already applies to the CIA and NSA.Submitted
7Version 1Davidson (OH)RepublicanProhibits by law the currently-ceased NSA practice of collecting communications between individuals who are themselves not targets.Submitted
8Version 1Davidson (OH)RepublicanPrevents the Government from engaging in the “reverse targeting” of Americans by requiring a warrant whenever a significant purpose of the targeting of foreign persons is to collect the communications of someone in the United States. Submitted
9Version 1Farenthold (TX)RepublicanEstablishes that, for the purposes of introducing information acquired under section 702 into evidence in a criminal proceeding against a U.S. person, the Attorney General’s determination that the proceeding involves the national security of the United States, death, kidnapping, etc., shall be subject to judicial review. Requires the Attorney General to produce written documentation of such determinations, and to submit to Congress each year a report including the number of determinations made.Submitted
10Version 1Himes (CT)DemocratClarifies the issue that if "about" collection were resumed it would be limited to upstream collection. Provides a definition of upstream collection. Submitted
11Version 1Himes (CT)DemocratRequires the FBI to apply for a court order and meet a reasonable, articulable suspicion (RAS) standard before accessing the results of queries that are not related to the national security of the United States or do not require a probable cause warrant related to a predicated criminal investigation. Submitted
12Version 1Gomez, Jimmy (CA)DemocratRequires a report from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on: (1) how privacy and civil liberties are affected by Section 702; (2), whether race, religion, political affiliation, or activities protected by the First Amendment impact or play a role targeting or querying decisions made pursuant to Section 702, and (3) whether Section 702 surveillance has disparate impact on specific communities, including racial, religious, or ethnic minorities and journalists.Submitted