S.355 - The Espionage Statutes Modernization Act of 2011

A bill to improve, modernize, and clarify the espionage statutes contained in chapter 37 of title 18, United States Code, to promote Federal whistleblower protection statutes and regulations, to deter unauthorized disclosures of classified information, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to improve, modernize, and clarify the espionage statutes contained in chapter 37 of title 18, United States Code, to promote Federal whistleblower protection statutes and regulations, to deter unauthorized disclosures of classified information, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: The Espionage Statutes Modernization Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Espionage Statutes Modernization Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Espionage Statutes Modernization Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to five years on a covered individual who intentionally discloses, delivers, communicates, or transmits classified information, without authorization, knowing or having

Official Summary

Espionage Statutes Modernization Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to five years on a covered individual who intentionally discloses, delivers, communicates, or transmits classified information, without authorization, knowing or having reason to know that such action is a violation of the terms of the classified information nondisclosure agreement entered into by such individual.  Defines \"covered individual\" as an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of a federal agency who agrees to be legally bound by the terms of a classified information nondisclosure agreement.  Exempts from such prohibition disclosures made in accordance with a federal whistleblower protection statute or regulation.Directs the United States Sentencing Commission to review and, if appropriate, amend federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements applicable to a person convicted of an offense under this Act.

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