S.1181 - A bill to ensure an open and deliberate process in Congress by providing that any future legislation to establish a new exemption to section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act) be stated explicitly within the text of the bill.109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: S.1181 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Passed Senate without amendment (06/24/2005)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Prohibits applying the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to matters specifically exempted from disclosure by a statute (other than open meetings under the Government in the Sunshine Act) enacted after July 1, 2005, that specifically cites this Act and either: (1) requires that the matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the issue; or (2) establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld.