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S AMDT 4097 - Confidentiality Requirement Amendment - Key Vote

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Legislation - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (49-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Confidentiality Requirement Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that protects information submitted by immigrants seeking citizenship for any reason other than the application process.

Highlights:
  • Bars any Federal agency or bureau from publishing information to the extent that the identity of the applicant is revealed.
  • Prohibits any Federal agency or bureau from granting access to filed applications unless the individuals are sworn officers or employees of that agency or bureau.
  • Allows for the release of applicant information to law enforcement officials in regards to a criminal or national security investigation or to a coroner for identifying an individual.
  • Establishes a penalty of up to $10,000 for anyone who knowingly exploits the application information.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Confidentiality Requirement Amendment

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