SENATE FLOOR: Paul Amendments TabledSubmitted by normltexas on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 15:34
Firearm Records Amendment was tabled by a vote of 85 - 10 and the Burden-Shifting Suspicious Activity Report Amendment was tabled by a vote of 91 - 4. Only 41 votes were needed to table the amendments.
Two of Rand Paul's Patriot Act Amendments -- Amendment 363 & Amendment 365 -- will be brought for a vote later today (although not the Paul-Leahy Amendment).
• Firearm Records Amendment (Amendment 363): Clarifies that the authority to obtain info under the USA PATRIOT Act does not include authority to obtain certain firearm records. Supported by Gun Owners of America.
• Burden-Shifting Suspicious Activity Report Amendment (Amendment 365): Requires law enforcement to initiate requests for suspicious activity reports (SARs). Shifts the burden for generating suspicious activity reports to law enforcement, requiring FBI/other law enforcement to initiate requests for SARs, rather than requiring financial institutions to automatically generate these reports. Supported by Kentucky Bankers Association and National Association of Federal Credit Union