Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008

Public Law 110-261
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008
by the 110th Congress of the United States
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110TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
2ND SESSION

An Act
To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions
of foreign intelligence, and for other purposes.


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

Section 1. Short Title and Table of Contents.

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(a) SHORT TITLE.—
This Act may be cited as the ``Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008´´ or
the ``FISA Amendments Act of 2008´´.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—
The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short Title and Table of Contents.
TITLE I — FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE
Sec. 101. Additional Procedures Regarding Certain Persons Outside the United States.
Sec. 102. Statement of Exclusive Means by Which Electronic Surveillance and Interception of Certain Communications may be Conducted.
Sec. 103. Submittal to Congress of Certain Court Orders Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Sec. 104. Applications for Court Orders.
Sec. 105. Issuance of an Order.
Sec. 106. Use of Information.
Sec. 107. Amendments for Physical Searches.
Sec. 108. Amendments for Emergency Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices.
Sec. 109. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Sec. 110. Weapons of Mass Destruction.
TITLE II — PROTECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDERS
Sec. 201. Procedures for Implementing Statutory Defenses Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Sec. 202. Technical Amendments.
TITLE III — REVIEW OF PREVIOUS ACTIONS
Sec. 301. Review of Previous Actions.
TITLE IV — OTHER PROVISIONS
Sec. 401. Severability.
Sec. 402. Effective Date.
Sec. 403. Repeals.
Sec. 404. Transition Procedures.


Approved July 10, 2008.


Legislative History

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  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
    • June 20, considered and passed House.
    • July 8, 9, considered and passed Senate.
  • WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 44 (2008):
    • July 9, Presidential remarks.

See Also

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Executive orders

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