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Was the Patriot Act II (Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003) Ever Passed?

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posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 08:23 AM
Hey, I'm just a little confused on whether the second Patriot Act has been passed. I really hope not. Could anyone help me out? And if it hasn't, is it pending to pass some time soon? If it has, we're all in a crapload of trouble.

posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 08:35 AM
No, it hasn't been passed.
Hasn't even been introduced officially into the House or Congress, to my knowledge.

Full text of the proposed Act.

[edit on 29-6-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 08:51 AM
Current Status from the congressional website:
Title: A bill to enhance domestic security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Daschle, Thomas A. [SD] (introduced 1/7/2003) Cosponsors (14)
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2003 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Jump to: Titles, Status, Committees, Related Bill Details, Amendments, Cosponsors, Summary
TITLE(S): (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

Justice Enhancement and Domestic Security Act of 2003
Anti-Atrocity Alien Deportation Act of 2003
Anti Terrorist Hoax and False Report Act of 2003
Ballistics, Law Assistance, and Safety Technology Act of 2003
Crime Victims Assistance Act of 2003
DNA Sexual Assault Justice Act of 2003
Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform Act of 2003
Federal Prosecutors Retirement Benefit Equity Act of 2003
First Responders Partnership Grant Act of 2003
Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003
Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2003
Identity Theft Victims Assistance Act of 2003
Innocence Protection Act of 2003
Military Tribunal Authorization Act of 2003
National AMBER Alert Network Act of 2003
National Child Protection and Volunteers for Children Improvement Act of 2003
Our Lady of Peace Act of 2003
Prosecutorial Remedies and Tools Against the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003
Protecting Our Children Comes First Act of 2003
Providing Reliable Officers, Technology, Education, Community Prosecutors and Training in Our Neighborhoods Act of 2003
Safe Borders Act of 2003
Say No to Drugs Community Centers Act of 2003
Seniors Safety Act of 2003
Social Security Number Misuse Prevention Act of 2003

A bill to enhance domestic security, and for other purposes.

STATUS: (color indicates Senate actions)

Introductory remarks on measure. (CR 1/9/2003 S136-143)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


Committee/Subcommittee: Activity:
Senate Judiciary Referral, In Committee




COSPONSORS(14), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Sen Biden Jr., Joseph R. [DE] - 1/7/2003
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 1/9/2003
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 1/7/2003
Sen Corzine, Jon [NJ] - 1/7/2003
Sen Dayton, Mark [MN] - 1/7/2003
Sen Durbin, Richard J. [IL] - 1/7/2003
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 1/7/2003
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 6/17/2003
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 1/7/2003
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 1/16/2003
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 1/7/2003
Sen Reed, John F. [RI] - 1/7/2003
Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD] - 2/3/2003
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 1/7/2003

[edit on 29-6-2004 by JacKatMtn]

posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:20 AM
Here's a good explanation from Michael C. Ruppert, author of "From the Wilderness," about why Patriot Act 2 hasn't passed yet. To me it makes sense.

Thus far the saga of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 - commonly known as Patriot II - suggests that the leak of the proposed legislation was possibly a "trial balloon" or "tester" to gauge both public and congressional reaction to a bill that, if passed, would grant the federal government drastic new powers in a continuing erosion of the Bill of Rights.

posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:06 PM
Hey thanks for the answers guys. Ok, given MrMulders last post, does anyone think that there's a chance for it to pass in the future now? I mean I would probably start a revolution if it did. I think many others would feel the same way. What do you think? I really hope not. The first act was bad enough. I bet the only reason IT passed was cuz it was hard pressed to be voted on shortly after 9-11 and amid all the fear and confusion.

Which brings me to another point? Doesn't the immediate appearance of this Patriot Act right after 9-11 seem fishy to anyone? It's very long and looks thought out. What I'm getting at is that it's almost like it was made in advance because of the amount of time it would take to draft it. And then THAT implies that the goverment KNEW that 9-11 was going to happen and that they would pass the act by exploiting people's fears. Or am I reading too deeply into it all?

posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 10:55 AM
Well, SimpleTruth I hate to say this but it looks like they will bring Patriot Act II out and I believe it will be right after the elections. That's why there's alot of hush, hush on the subject. Bush and Kerry are both for it but Bush wants to make it permanent this time. I believe the first Patriot Act was to get the people thinking. Now the 2nd one will probably either scare the people or get behind if they're forced to that is.

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