“…the Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act (S. 1701)…seeks to amend several particularly controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that permit the FBI to monitor law-abiding Americans without adequate judicial oversight. The SAFE Act reins in secret searches, curbs roving wiretaps, and imposes reasonable limits on FBI access to records, including library, bookseller, medical, and other records containing sensitive, personal information about law abiding Americans.
S. 1709: A bill to amend the USA PATRIOT ACT to place reasonable limitations on the use of surveillance and the issuance of search warrants, and for other purposes, October 2, 2003. This bill “focuses on areas of activity that have been particularly controversial: delayed notice warrants, which are also referred to as “sneak and peek” warrants; wiretaps that do not require specificity as to either person or place; the impact of the new law on libraries; and nationwide search warrants. Our bill would amend, not eliminate these tools or repeal the USA PATRIOT Act in these areas.