18 U.S. Code § 2517 - Authorization for disclosure and use of intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications
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The National Security Act of 1947, referred to in par. (6), is act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, 61 Stat. 495, which was formerly classified principally to chapter 15 (§ 401 et seq.) of Title 50, War and National Defense, prior to editorial reclassification in chapter 44 (§ 3001 et seq.) of Title 50. Section 3 of the Act is now classified to section 3003 of Title 50. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
2002—Pars. (7), (8). Pub. L. 107–296 added pars. (7) and (8).
2001—Par. (6). Pub. L. 107–56 added par. (6).
1986—Pub. L. 99–508 substituted “wire, oral, or electronic” for “wire or oral” in section catchline and wherever appearing in text.
1970—Par. (3). Pub. L. 91–452 substituted “proceeding held under the authority of the United States or of any State or political subdivision thereof” for “criminal proceeding in any court of the United States or of any State or in any Federal or State grand jury proceeding”.
Reference to the Director of Central Intelligence or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Director’s capacity as the head of the intelligence community deemed to be a reference to the Director of National Intelligence. Reference to the Director of Central Intelligence or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Director’s capacity as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency deemed to be a reference to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. See section 1081(a), (b) of Pub. L. 108–458, set out as a note under section 3001 of Title 50, War and National Defense.
Amendment by Pub. L. 99–508 effective 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 of Pub. L. 99–508, set out as a note under section 2510 of this title.
Pub. L. 107–56, title II, § 203(c), Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 280, as amended by Pub. L. 107–296, title VIII, § 897(b), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2258; Pub. L. 108–458, title VI, § 6501(b), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3760, provided that: