[Vision2020] HR4754 Defeated in the House
Big Brother is Watching
thansen at moscow.com
Fri Jul 9 09:26:02 PDT 2004
An amendment to HR 4754 sponsored by Bernard Sanders (Vermont) required that no
funds would be provided to that portion of the Patriot Act which allows federal
agencies to attain lists from book sellers, libraries, etc. without a warrant.
This portion of the Patriot Act allows federal agencies to find out what books
you have purchased from book sellers, what books you have signed out of a
library, etc. etc. If the book seller or librarian informs you that an agency
is asking about you, he/she may be fined and/or jailed.
The amendment was defeated in the House 210 - 210.
The bill can be better researched at:
Regarding HR4754 copied and pasted from:
H.AMDT.652 to H.R.4754 An amendment numbered two printed in the Congressional
Record to add a new section to the bill prohibiting funds from being made
available to make an application under section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act of 1978 for an order requiring the production of library
circulation records, library patron lists, library Internet records, book sales
records, or book customer lists.
Sponsor: Rep Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 7/8/2004) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/8/2004 House amendment not agreed to. Status: On
agreeing to the Sanders amendment (A021) Failed by recorded vote: 210 - 210, 1
Present (Roll no. 339).
Take care and . . .
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