50 U.S. Code § 1871 - Semiannual report of the Attorney General

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(a) Report
On a semiannual basis, the Attorney General shall submit to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, and the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in a manner consistent with the protection of the national security, a report setting forth with respect to the preceding 6-month period—
(1) the aggregate number of persons targeted for orders issued under this chapter, including a breakdown of those targeted for—
(A) electronic surveillance under section 1805 of this title;
(B) physical searches under section 1824 of this title;
(C) pen registers under section 1842 of this title;
(D) access to records under section 1861 of this title;
(E) acquisitions under section 1881b of this title; and
(F) acquisitions under section 1881c of this title;
(2) the number of individuals covered by an order issued pursuant to section 1801 (b)(1)(C) of this title;
(3) the number of times that the Attorney General has authorized that information obtained under this chapter may be used in a criminal proceeding or any information derived therefrom may be used in a criminal proceeding;
(4) a summary of significant legal interpretations of this chapter involving matters before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, including interpretations presented in applications or pleadings filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review by the Department of Justice; and
(5) copies of all decisions, orders, or opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review that include significant construction or interpretation of the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Frequency
The first report under this section shall be submitted not later than 6 months after December 17, 2004. Subsequent reports under this section shall be submitted semi-annually thereafter.
(c) Submissions to Congress
The Attorney General shall submit to the committees of Congress referred to in subsection (a)—
(1) a copy of any decision, order, or opinion issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review that includes significant construction or interpretation of any provision of this chapter, and any pleadings, applications, or memoranda of law associated with such decision, order, or opinion, not later than 45 days after such decision, order, or opinion is issued; and
(2) a copy of each such decision, order, or opinion, and any pleadings, applications, or memoranda of law associated with such decision, order, or opinion, that was issued during the 5-year period ending on July 10, 2008, and not previously submitted in a report under subsection (a).
(d) Protection of national security
The Attorney General, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, may authorize redactions of materials described in subsection (c) that are provided to the committees of Congress referred to in subsection (a), if such redactions are necessary to protect the national security of the United States and are limited to sensitive sources and methods information or the identities of targets.
(e) Definitions
In this section:
(1) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
The term “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court” means the court established under section 1803 (a) of this title.
(2) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
The term “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review” means the court established under section 1803 (b) of this title.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–511, title VI, § 601, as added Pub. L. 108–458, title VI, § 6002(a)(2),Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3743; amended Pub. L. 110–261, title I, §§ 101(c)(2), 103, title IV, § 403(b)(2)(B),July 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 2459, 2460, 2474.)
Amendment of Subsection (a)(1)

Pub. L. 110–261, title IV, § 403(b)(2),July 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 2474, as amended by Pub. L. 112–238, § 2(a)(2),Dec. 30, 2012, 126 Stat. 1631, provided that, except as provided in section 404 ofPub. L. 110–261, set out as a note under section 1801 of this title, effective Dec. 31, 2017, subsection (a)(1) of this section is amended to read as it read on the day before July 10, 2008.
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (c)(1), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 95–511, Oct. 25, 1978, 92 Stat. 1783, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1801 of this title and Tables.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 601 ofPub. L. 95–511was renumbered section 701 and was set out as a note under section 1801 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 110–261.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (a)(1)(E), (F). Pub. L. 110–261, § 101(c)(2), added subpars. (E) and (F).
Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 110–261, § 103(a), substituted “, orders,” for “(not including orders)”.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 110–261, § 103(b), added subsecs. (c) and (d).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–261, § 103(c), added subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–261, title IV, § 403(b)(2),July 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 2474, as amended by Pub. L. 112–238, § 2(a)(2),Dec. 30, 2012, 126 Stat. 1631, provided that, except as provided in section 404 ofPub. L. 110–261, set out as a Transition Procedures note under section 1801 of this title, the amendments made by section 403 (b)(2) are effective Dec. 31, 2017.

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