USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199): A Legal Analysis of the Conference Bill
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The USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of2005, H.P. 3199 as reported by the Conference Commiflee, H.Rept. 109-333 2005, consists ofseven titles. Among other things, Title I makes penanent 14 USA PATRIOT Act sections scheduled to expire on February 3,2006 as well as the teuorism support amendments scheduled to expire on December 31,2006. It amends and postpones until December 31, 2009 the expiration of the acts sections 206 and 215 relating to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act FISA orders for roving wiretaps and access to business records. It extends the temporary FISA lone wol provision to the same date. It clarifies and amends the National Security Letter statutes in a manner designed to ensure their constitutional viability and for other purposes. It authorizes court orders approving wiretapping in the course of investigations of a nmber of teuorism-related offenses.
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