H.R.2102 - Free Flow of Information Act of 2007

To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 as passed house.
  • Short: Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 as reported to house.
  • Official: To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. as introduced.

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Latest Amendment Status Purpose View All Amendments [3]
 
H.Amdt 854 Pass
H.Amdt 853 Pass An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-370 to provide the shiel can be pierced to prevent or identify the perpetrator of a terrorist attack or harm to national security. It also provides that the disclosure of a leaker's identity can be compelled in cases involving leaks of properly classified information. It also permits law enforcement to obtain an order compelling disclosure of documents and information obtained as the result of eyewitness observations of alleged criminal or tortious conduct. It also limits the Act's coverage to a person who "regularly" engages in the listed journalistic activities. Finally, it adds three new exceptions to the definition of "covered person:" Specially Designated Global Terrorist, as designated by the Treasury Department; a specially designated terrorist, as defined by federal regualtions; and a terrorist organization, as defined by immigration law.
H.Amdt 852 Offered An amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text for further amendment is considered adopted.
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Oct 18, 2007Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 428.
Oct 17, 2007Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Oct 16, 2007Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Latest Vote

Result: Passed - October 16, 2007

Roll call number 973 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 2102 Free Flow of Information Act of 2007

 

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