50 U.S.C. § 1862 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 50. War and National Defense § 1862. Congressional oversight

(a)  On an annual basis, the Attorney General shall fully inform the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate concerning all requests for the production of tangible things under section 1861 of this title.

(b)  In April of each year, the Attorney General shall submit to the House and Senate Committees on the Judiciary and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a report setting forth with respect to the preceding calendar year--

(1)  a summary of all compliance reviews conducted by the Government for the production of tangible things under section 1861 of this title;

(2)  the total number of applications described in section 1861(b)(2)(B) of this title made for orders approving requests for the production of tangible things;

(3)  the total number of such orders either granted, modified, or denied;

(4)  the total number of applications described in section 1861(b)(2)(C) of this title made for orders approving requests for the production of call detail records;

(5)  the total number of such orders either granted, modified, or denied;

(6)  the total number of applications made for orders approving requests for the production of tangible things under section 1861 of this title;

(7)  the total number of such orders either granted, modified, or denied;  and

(8)  the number of such orders either granted, modified, or denied for the production of each of the following:

(A)  Library circulation records, library patron lists, book sales records, or book customer lists.

(B)  Firearms sales records.

(C)  Tax return records.

(D)  Educational records.

(E)  Medical records containing information that would identify a person.

(c)(1)  In April of each year, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report setting forth with respect to the preceding year--

(A)  the total number of applications made for orders approving requests for the production of tangible things under section 1861 of this title;

(B)  the total number of such orders either granted, modified, or denied;

(C)  the total number of applications made for orders approving requests for the production of tangible things under section 1861 of this title in which the specific selection term does not specifically identify an individual, account, or personal device;

(D)  the total number of orders described in subparagraph (C) either granted, modified, or denied; and

(E)  with respect to orders described in subparagraph (D) that have been granted or modified, whether the court established under section 1803 of this title has directed additional, particularized minimization procedures beyond those adopted pursuant to section 1861(g) of this title.

(2)  Each report under this subsection shall be submitted in unclassified form.


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