18 U.S. Code § 2519 - Reports concerning intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications

(1) In January of each year, any judge who has issued an order (or an extension thereof) under section 2518 that expired during the preceding year, or who has denied approval of an interception during that year, shall report to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts—
(a) the fact that an order or extension was applied for;
(b) the kind of order or extension applied for (including whether or not the order was an order with respect to which the requirements of sections 2518 (1)(b)(ii) and 2518 (3)(d) of this title did not apply by reason of section 2518 (11) of this title);
(c) the fact that the order or extension was granted as applied for, was modified, or was denied;
(d) the period of interceptions authorized by the order, and the number and duration of any extensions of the order;
(e) the offense specified in the order or application, or extension of an order;
(f) the identity of the applying investigative or law enforcement officer and agency making the application and the person authorizing the application; and
(g) the nature of the facilities from which or the place where communications were to be intercepted.
(2) In March of each year the Attorney General, an Assistant Attorney General specially designated by the Attorney General, or the principal prosecuting attorney of a State, or the principal prosecuting attorney for any political subdivision of a State, shall report to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts—
(a) the information required by paragraphs (a) through (g) of subsection (1) of this section with respect to each application for an order or extension made during the preceding calendar year;
(b) a general description of the interceptions made under such order or extension, including
(i) the approximate nature and frequency of incriminating communications intercepted,
(ii) the approximate nature and frequency of other communications intercepted,
(iii) the approximate number of persons whose communications were intercepted,
(iv) the number of orders in which encryption was encountered and whether such encryption prevented law enforcement from obtaining the plain text of communications intercepted pursuant to such order, and
(v) the approximate nature, amount, and cost of the manpower and other resources used in the interceptions;
(c) the number of arrests resulting from interceptions made under such order or extension, and the offenses for which arrests were made;
(d) the number of trials resulting from such interceptions;
(e) the number of motions to suppress made with respect to such interceptions, and the number granted or denied;
(f) the number of convictions resulting from such interceptions and the offenses for which the convictions were obtained and a general assessment of the importance of the interceptions; and
(g) the information required by paragraphs (b) through (f) of this subsection with respect to orders or extensions obtained in a preceding calendar year.
(3) In June of each year the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall transmit to the Congress a full and complete report concerning the number of applications for orders authorizing or approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications pursuant to this chapter and the number of orders and extensions granted or denied pursuant to this chapter during the preceding calendar year. Such report shall include a summary and analysis of the data required to be filed with the Administrative Office by subsections (1) and (2) of this section. The Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts is authorized to issue binding regulations dealing with the content and form of the reports required to be filed by subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 90–351, title III, § 802,June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 222; amended Pub. L. 95–511, title II, § 201(h),Oct. 25, 1978, 92 Stat. 1798; Pub. L. 99–508, title I, §§ 101(c)(1)(A), 106(d)(4),Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1851, 1857; Pub. L. 106–197, § 2(a),May 2, 2000, 114 Stat. 247; Pub. L. 111–174, § 6,May 27, 2010, 124 Stat. 1217.)
Amendments

2010—Par. (1). Pub. L. 111–174, § 6(1), substituted “In January of each year, any judge who has issued an order (or an extension thereof) under section 2518 that expired during the preceding year, or who has denied approval of an interception during that year,” for “Within thirty days after the expiration of an order (or each extension thereof) entered under section 2518, or the denial of an order approving an interception, the issuing or denying judge” in introductory provisions.
Par. (2). Pub. L. 111–174, § 6(2), substituted “In March of each year” for “In January of each year” in introductory provisions.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 111–174, § 6(3), substituted “In June of each year” for “In April of each year”.
2000—Par. (2)(b)(iv), (v). Pub. L. 106–197added cl. (iv) and redesignated former cl. (iv) as (v).
1986—Pub. L. 99–508, § 101(c)(1)(A), substituted “wire, oral, or electronic” for “wire or oral” in section catchline.
Par. (1)(b). Pub. L. 99–508, § 106(d)(4), inserted “(including whether or not the order was an order with respect to which the requirements of sections 2518 (1)(b)(ii) and 2518 (3)(d) of this title did not apply by reason of section 2518 (11) of this title)”.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 99–508, § 101(c)(1)(A), substituted “wire, oral, or electronic” for “wire or oral”.
1978—Par. (3). Pub. L. 95–511inserted “pursuant to this chapter” after “wire or oral communications” and “granted or denied”.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–508effective 90 days after Oct. 21, 1986, and, in case of conduct pursuant to court order or extension, applicable only with respect to court orders and extensions made after such date, with special rule for State authorizations of interceptions, see section 111 ofPub. L. 99–508, set out as a note under section 2510 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–511effective Oct. 25, 1978, except as specifically provided, see section 401 ofPub. L. 95–511, formerly set out as an Effective Date note under section 1801 of Title 50, War and National Defense.
Report on Use of DCS 1000 (Carnivore) To Implement Orders Under Section 2518

Pub. L. 107–273, div. A, title III, § 305(b),Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1782, provided that: “At the same time that the Attorney General, or Assistant Attorney General specially designated by the Attorney General, submits to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts the annual report required by section 2519 (2) of title 18, United States Code, that is respectively next due after the end of each of the fiscal years 2002 and 2003, the Attorney General shall also submit to the Chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and of the House of Representatives a report, covering the same respective time period, that contains the following information with respect to those orders described in that annual report that were applied for by law enforcement agencies of the Department of Justice and whose implementation involved the use of the DCS 1000 program (or any subsequent version of such program)—
“(1) the kind of order or extension applied for (including whether or not the order was an order with respect to which the requirements of sections 2518 (1)(b)(ii) and 2518 (3)(d) of title 18, United States Code, did not apply by reason of section 2518 (11) of title 18);
“(2) the period of interceptions authorized by the order, and the number and duration of any extensions of the order;
“(3) the offense specified in the order or application, or extension of an order;
“(4) the identity of the applying investigative or law enforcement officer and agency making the application and the person authorizing the application;
“(5) the nature of the facilities from which or place where communications were to be intercepted;
“(6) a general description of the interceptions made under such order or extension, including—
“(A) the approximate nature and frequency of incriminating communications intercepted;
“(B) the approximate nature and frequency of other communications intercepted;
“(C) the approximate number of persons whose communications were intercepted;
“(D) the number of orders in which encryption was encountered and whether such encryption prevented law enforcement from obtaining the plain text of communications intercepted pursuant to such order; and
“(E) the approximate nature, amount, and cost of the manpower and other resources used in the interceptions;
“(7) the number of arrests resulting from interceptions made under such order or extension, and the offenses for which arrests were made;
“(8) the number of trials resulting from such interceptions;
“(9) the number of motions to suppress made with respect to such interceptions, and the number granted or denied;
“(10) the number of convictions resulting from such interceptions and the offenses for which the convictions were obtained and a general assessment of the importance of the interceptions; and
“(11) the specific persons authorizing the use of the DCS 1000 program (or any subsequent version of such program) in the implementation of such order.”
Encryption Reporting Requirements

Pub. L. 106–197, § 2(b),May 2, 2000, 114 Stat. 247, provided that: “The encryption reporting requirement in subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective for the report transmitted by the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts for calendar year 2000 and in subsequent reports.”

 

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