S 1075

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1075

To provide judicial review of National Security Letters.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 25, 2011

Mr. PAUL introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide judicial review of National Security Letters.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. JUDICIAL REVIEW OF NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS.

    Section 3511 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(f) National Security Letters- An officer or employee of the United States may not issue a National Security Letter under section 270 of title 18, United States Code, section 626 or 627 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681u and 1681v), section 1114 of the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 3414), or section 802(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 436(a)) unless--

      `(1) the National Security Letter is submitted to a judge of the court established under section 103(a) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1803); and

      `(2) such judge issues an order finding that a warrant could be issued under rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to search for and seize the information sought to be obtained in the National Security Letter.'.

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