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626A.17 REPORT CONCERNING INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Reports and transmittal of documents to state court administrator.

Within 30 days after the expiration of an order granting or denying an application under this chapter, or each extension thereof, or the denial of an order approving an interception or the use of a pen register, trap and trace device, or mobile tracking device, the issuing or denying judge shall report to the state court administrator:

(1) the fact that an order or extension was applied for;

(2) the kind of order or extension applied for;

(3) the fact that the order or extension was granted as applied for, was modified, or was denied;

(4) the period of interceptions or use of a pen register, trap and trace device, or mobile tracking device authorized by the order, and the number and duration of any extensions of the order;

(5) the offense specified in the order or application, or extension of an order;

(6) the identity of the applying investigative or law enforcement officer and agency making the application and the person authorizing the application; and

(7) the nature of the facilities from which or the place where communications were to be intercepted or activity under the order was to be carried out.

Subd. 2.Report by county attorney.

No later than January 15 of each year each county attorney shall report to the state court administrator:

(1) with respect to each application for an order or extension made during the preceding year:

(i) the fact that an order or extension was applied for;

(ii) the kind of order or extension applied for;

(iii) the fact that the order or extension was granted as applied for, was modified, or was denied;

(iv) the period of interceptions or use of a pen register, trap and trace device, or mobile tracking device authorized by the order, and the number and duration of any extensions of the order;

(v) the offense specified in the order or application, or extension of an order;

(vi) the identity of the applying investigative or law enforcement officer and agency making the application and the person authorizing the application; and

(vii) the nature of the facilities from which or the place where communications were to be intercepted or activity under the order was to be carried out;

(2) a general description of the interceptions made or information obtained under such order or extension, including (i) the approximate nature and frequency of incriminating communications intercepted or evidence obtained, (ii) the approximate nature and frequency of other communications intercepted, (iii) the approximate number of persons whose communications were intercepted or whose activities were monitored, and (iv) the approximate nature, amount, and cost of the personnel and other resources used in the interceptions or the use of the pen register, trap and trace device, or mobile tracking device;

(3) the number of arrests resulting from interceptions made or activity conducted under such order or extension, and the offenses for which arrests were made;

(4) the number of trials resulting from such interceptions or activity;

(5) the number of motions to suppress made with respect to such interceptions or activity, and the number granted or denied;

(6) the number of convictions resulting from such interceptions or activity and the offenses for which the convictions were obtained and a general assessment of the importance of the interceptions or activity; and

(7) the information required by clauses (2) to (6) with respect to orders or extensions obtained in a preceding calendar year.

Subd. 3.Report to legislature by state court administrator.

On or before November 15 of each even-numbered year, the state court administrator shall transmit to the legislature a report concerning (1) all warrants and orders authorizing the interception of communications and the use of a pen register, trap and trace device, mobile tracking device, or other electronic or mechanical device during the two previous calendar years and (2) all applications that were denied during the two previous calendar years. Each report shall include a summary and analysis of the data required to be filed under this section. The report is public and must be available for public inspection at the Legislative Reference Library and the state court administrator's office.

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