Within 30 days after the date an interception order or the last extension, if any, expires or after the denial of an interception order, the issuing or denying judge shall report to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts:

–  the fact that an order or extension was applied for;

–  the kind of order or extension applied for;

–  the fact that the order or extension was granted as applied for, was modified, or was denied;

–  the period of interceptions authorized by the order and the number and duration of any extensions of the order;

–  the offense specified in the order or application or extension;

–  the identity of the requesting officer and the prosecutor; and

–  the nature of the facilities from which or the place where communications were to be intercepted.

A judge required to file a report under this article shall forward a copy of the report to the director.


In January of each year each prosecutor shall report to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts the following information for the preceding calendar year:

–  the information required by Article 18A.551(a) with respect to each application for an interception order or extension made;

–  a general description of the interceptions made under each order or extension, including the approximate nature and frequency of incriminating, or other, communications intercepted, the approximate number of persons whose communications were intercepted, and the approximate nature, amount, and cost of the personnel and other resources used in the interceptions;

–  the number of arrests resulting from interceptions made under each order or extension and the offenses for which the arrests were made;

–  the number of trials resulting from interceptions;

–  the number of motions to suppress made with respect to interceptions and the number granted or denied;

–  the number of convictions resulting from interceptions, the offenses for which the convictions were obtained, and a general assessment of the importance of the interceptions; and

–  the information required by Subdivisions (2) through (6) with respect to orders or extensions obtained.

A prosecutor required to file a report under this article shall forward a copy of the report to the director.


On or before March 1 of each year, the director shall submit a report of all intercepts conducted under this chapter and terminated during the preceding calendar year to:

–  the governor;

–  the lieutenant governor;

–  the speaker of the house of representatives;

–  the chair of the senate jurisprudence committee; and

–  the chair of the house of representatives criminal jurisprudence committee.

The report must include:

–  the reports of judges and prosecuting attorneys forwarded to the director as required by

–  the number of department personnel authorized to possess, install, or operate an interception device;

–  the number of department and other law enforcement personnel who participated or engaged in the seizure of intercepts under this chapter during the preceding calendar year; and

–  the total cost to the department of all activities and procedures relating to the seizure of intercepts during the preceding calendar year, including costs of equipment, personnel, and expenses incurred as compensation for use of facilities or technical assistance provided to the department.  

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