USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 (S. 2271)
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The USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, H.R. 319 as reported by the conference committee, H.Rept. 109-3332005, and agreed to by the House on December 14, 2005, raises the concern of several members of the Senate regarding its protection of civil liberties. To provide the Senate with additional time consider the conference bill, the 109th Congress enacted legislation delaying the sunset on certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act from December 31, 2005, to February 3, 2006 P.L. 109-160, and then approved another extension of the sunset to March 1 2006 P.L. 109-170. On February 10, 2006, the USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorization Amendments Act of 2006, S. 2271, was introduced in the Senate. S. 2271 amendst Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act FISA and the five federal statutes provide national security letter NSL authority to federal intelligence investigators in the following manner 1 it grants recipients of a Section 215 order the express right petition a FISA judge to modify or quash the nondisclosure requirement the accompanies such an order 2 it removes the requirement that recipients of Section 2 orders or recipients of NSLs must provide the FBI or the authorized government authority with the name of the attorney they consulted to obtain legal advice concerning the production order or the NSL and 3 it clarifies that libraries, the services of which include offering patrons access to the Internet, are not subject to NSLs, unless they a functioning as electronic communication service providers.
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