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forcement officer and agency making the application and the person authorizing the application to be made;

"(8) a copy of the court order authorizing, approving, or denying such interception;

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(9) the nature of the facilities from which or the place where communications were intercepted.

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"(b) Within sixty days after the date of an order au8 thorizing or approving the interception of a wire or oral 9 communication (or extension thereof) entered under section 10 2518, or the denial of an order approving an interception, the 11 judge hearing the application for such order shall transmit to 12 the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and House 13 of Representatives a complete transcript of the proceedings. 14 "(c) Within ninety days after the date of an order au15 thorizing or approving the interception of a wire or oral 16 communication (or each extension thereof) entered under 17 section 2518, and within sixty days after the termination of 18 any such interception, the person authorized to make such 19 interception shall report to the Administrative Office of the 20 United States Courts and to the Committees on the Judiciary 21 of the Senate and House of Representatives the disposition of 22 all records (including any logs or summaries of any such 23 interception) of any such interception and the identity of and 24 action taken by all individuals who had access to any such 25 interception.”

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(b) (1) Any information transmitted or submitted, 2 pursuant to section 2519 (a) (5) of title 18, United States 3 Code (as added by subsection (a) of this section), to the 4 Congress or to any standing, special, or select committee of 5 either House of Congress or to any joint committee of the 6 two Houses of Congress shall be treated as a confidential 7 communication and kept secret.

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(A) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, and as such shall be considered as a part of the rules of each House, respectively, or of that House to which it specifically applies, and such rule shall supersede other rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith, and

(B) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change such rule (so far as it relates to the procedure in such House) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House.

REPORTING AUTHORIZATIONS TO OPEN MAIL

SEC. 6. Chapter 205 of such title 18, is amended by 24 adding at the end thereof the following new section:

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1 "83117. Reporting requirements in the case of warrants

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issued authorizing the opening of mail

“(a) Within thirty days after the date of issuance of a 4 warrant to open any mail or the denial of such a warrant the 5 person seeking such warrant shall report to the Administra

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“(1) the fact that a warrant was applied for;
“(2) the fact that the warrant was issued as ap-

plied for, was modified, or was denied;

"(3) the offense specified in the warrant;

“(4) the identity of the investigative or law enforcement officer and the agency making the application

and the person authorizing the application to be made; “(5) the names of the sender and addressee of all

mail opened pursuant to such warrant;

"(6) a copy of the approved warrant;

"(7) the nature of the facilities from which or the

place where any such mail was opened; and

"(8) the disposition of all records (including any

log, copy, or summary) of any such mail or the contents

of such mail and the identity of and action taken by all

individuals who had access to any such mail.

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1 "(b) Within sixty days after the date of any warrant 2 authorizing the opening of any mail, or the denial of any 3 such warrant, the judge hearing the application for such 4 warrant shall transmit to the Committee on the Judiciary of 5 the Senate and House of Representatives a complete tran6 script of the proceedings."

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TECHNICAL AMENDMENT

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SEC. 7. The analysis of chapter 205 of such title 18 is 9 amended by adding at the end thereof the following new

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"3117. Reporting authorizations to open mail.".

94T CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

H. R. 1603

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 17, 1975

Mr. DRINAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend certain sections (authorizing wiretapping and electronic surveillance) of title 18 of the United States Code.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That the Congress finds and declares that—

4 (1) Widespread wiretapping and electronic surveil5 lance, both by private persons and Government agents, both 6 under color of law, and without pretense of legal excuse or 7 justification, has seriously undermined personal security and 8 often violated fundamental constitutional rights, including the 9 rights to free speech, press, and association, the rights to due 19 process and equal protection, and the right to privacy.

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(2) Complexities and defects in current Federal law

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