S.990 - PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011

A bill to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: A bill to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011 as passed senate.
  • Popular: PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011 as enacted.

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Result: Passed - May 26, 2011

Roll call number 376 in the House

Question: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment: S 990 Small Business Additional Temporary Extension Act of 2011

 

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Four-year reauthorization of three controversial government surveillance powers from the PATRIOT Act. The powers include the authority for “roving” wiretaps that allows the government to monitor computers that may occasionally be used by suspected terrorists, the “tangible records provision” that requires banks, telecoms and libraries to hand over any customer information the government requests without being allows to inform the customer, and the “lone wolf” provision allowing the government to track terrorists acting independently of any foreign power or organization.
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Official Summary

PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011 - Amends the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 to extend until June 1, 2015, provisions concerning roving electronic surveillance orders and requests for the production of business records and other tangible things. Amends the Inte

Official Summary

PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011 - Amends the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 to extend until June 1, 2015, provisions concerning roving electronic surveillance orders and requests for the production of business records and other tangible things. Amends the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to extend until June 1, 2015, a provision revising the definition of an \"agent of a foreign power\" to include any non-U.S. person who engages in international terrorism or preparatory activities (\"lone wolf\" provision).

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