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94TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JANUARY 14, 1975
Mr. KASTENMEIER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to surveillance practices and procedures.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 That this Act may be cited as the "Surveillance Practices 4 and Procedures Act of 1975".
6 Code is amended
H. R. 141
SEC. 2. Section 2510 of title 18 of the United States
(1) by striking out "and" at the end of subsection (10);
(2) by striking out the period at the end of subsection (11) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon;
(3) by inserting immediately after subsection (11) the following new subsections:
"(12) 'foreign agent' means a person who is engaged in activities which, in the opinion of the Attorney
General, are intended to serve the interests of a foreign principal and undermine the security or national defense
of the United States; and
"(13) 'foreign principal' includes
"(a) a government of a foreign country and a foreign political party;
"(b) a person outside of the United States, unless it is established that such person is an in
dividual and a citizen of and domiciled within the
United States, or that such person is not an in
dividual and is organized under or created by the laws of the United States or of any State or other
place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States
and has its principal place of busines within the United States; and
"(c) a partnership, association, corporation, organization, or other combination of persons organized under the laws of or having its principal
place of business in a foreign country.".
SEC. 3. (a) Section 2511 of title 18 of the United States
25 Code is amended by striking out subsection (3).
1 (b) Section 2516 (1) (a) of such title 18 is amended—
(1) by inserting immediately after "(a)" the following: "the activities of a foreign agent, or of"; and
(2) by inserting immediately after "imprisonment for more than one year" the following: "if there
is, in the judgment of the authorizing official, probable cause to believe that the individual whose communications are to be intercepted is a foreign agent, or has committed or is about to commit such offense, and if such offense is punishable".
(c) Section 2518 (3) of such title 18 is amended
(1) in paragraph (a), by striking out "offense enumerated" and inserting in lieu thereof "offense or activity specified"; and
(2) in paragraph (b), by inserting "or activity" immediately after "offense".
17 (d) Section 2518 (4) (c) of such title 18 is amended by
18 inserting "or activity" immediately after "offense".
SEC. 4. Section 2519 of title 18, United States Code, is 20 amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new
"(4) In January, April, July, and October of each 23 year, the Attorney General shall report to the Committees 24 on the Judiciary and on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 25 the Committees on the Judiciary and on Foreign Affairs of
1 the House of Representatives the following information with 2 respect to interceptions of wire or oral communications made
3 during the preceding three months pursuant to applications 4 made under section 2516 and orders and extensions granted or denied under section 2518 of this chapter:
"(a) the number of such orders and such exten
sions applied for during the preceding three months; "(b) the number of such orders and extensions granted;
"(c) the number of such orders and extensions denied;
"(d) the maximum and minimum numbers of such interceptions in place at any time during the preceding three months;
"(e) the number of such interceptions terminated. during the preceding three months;
"(f) the duration of all such interceptions in place
on the day of the report;
"(g) the duration of all such interceptions termi
nated during the preceding three months;
"(h) the status of all interceptions made under
the provisions of section 2518 of this chapter within
the preceding three months; and
"(i) the costs of all such interceptions made during
the preceding three months.
1 "(5) The President, the Attorney General, and all 2 departments and agencies of the United States shall supply 3 to any committee named in subsection (4) of this section, 4 upon request of such committee, any information regarding 5 any interception of wire or oral communications made or 6 applied for pursuant to section 2516 or section 2518 of this chapter, within thirty days after the receipt of such request.".