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  • EnactedOctober 19th, 2009
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed September 30th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
  • The senate Passed July 10th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJune 18th, 2009

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Title

Foreign Evidence Request Efficiency Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to improve title 18 of the United States Code.

Summary

Foreign Evidence Request Efficiency Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) allow any court of competent jurisdiction, as defined by this Act, to require the disclosure of stored wire or electronic communications for criminal investigations (currently, only a court with jurisdiction over the offense under investigation may issue an order for disclosure); and (2) authorize a federal judge to issue orders to execute requests from foreign judicial or law enforcement authorities for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of criminal offenses.