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HJM007.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS SAFE ACT - Stating findings of the Legislature concerning adoption of the SAFE Act to limit certain provisions of the Patriot Act in order to protect liberties of citizens of the United States and urging the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States to support the SAFE Act. 03/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/10 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 03/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/14 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Trail Title apvd - to Senate 03/15 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 03/24 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/25 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Malepeai Title apvd - to House 03/28 To enrol 03/29 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/30 Pres signed 03/31 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 7 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A JOINT MEMORIAL 2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS 3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF 4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. 5 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 6 State of Idaho assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth 7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that: 8 WHEREAS, citizens of the state of Idaho strongly believe that basic civil 9 liberties must be preserved and protected, even as we seek to guard against 10 terrorist and other threats to the national security; and 11 WHEREAS, there are some principles of our democracy which are so fundamen- 12 tal to the rights of citizenship that they must be preserved to guard the very 13 liberties we seek to protect; and 14 WHEREAS, legislation known as the SAFE Act has been introduced in the Con- 15 gress of the United States to adopt amendments to the Patriot Act which would 16 address some of the most problematic provisions of that Act; and 17 WHEREAS, the SAFE Act amends the Patriot Act to modify the provisions 18 regarding the roving wiretaps to require that the identity of the target be 19 given and that the suspect be present during the time when surveillance is 20 conducted; and 21 WHEREAS, the SAFE Act revises provisions governing search warrants to 22 limit the circumstances when the delay of notice may be exercised and to 23 require reports to the Congress when delays of notice are used; and 24 WHEREAS, the SAFE Act requires specific and articulable facts be given 25 before business records are subject to investigation by the Federal Bureau of 26 Investigation; and 27 WHEREAS, the SAFE Act provides that libraries shall not be treated as com- 28 munication providers subject to providing information and transaction records 29 of the library patrons; and 30 WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Legislature of the State of Idaho, on 31 behalf of the citizens of Idaho, express support of the efforts of Senator 32 Larry Craig to adopt the SAFE Act, and encourage the full support of the Idaho 33 congressional delegation. 34 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 35 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 36 Senate concurring therein, that the Idaho Legislature endorses the efforts to 37 amend the Patriot Act to assure that it works well to protect our security, 38 but that it does not unnecessarily compromise essential liberties of the citi- 39 zens of the United States. We urge the congressional delegation representing 40 the State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States to support legislation 41 introduced by Senator Larry Craig, known as the SAFE Act.
REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14931 The purpose of this Joint Memorial is, in effect, that the Idaho Legislature endorses the efforts of Senator Larry Craig to amend the Patriot Act to assure that it works well to protect our security, but that it does not unnecessarily compromise essential liberties of the citizens of the United States. FISCAL NOTE There will be no impact on the General Fund. Contact Name: Representative Tom Trail Phone: 208-332-1000 Name: Representative Phil Hart Phone: 208-332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 7