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Passed House amended (11/18/1999)

Makes a provision of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 which terminates on December 31, 1999, all reporting requirements contained on a list prepared by the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the first session of the 103rd Congress inapplicable to certain reporting requirements under specified Federal provisions and Acts, including: (1) the reports that the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts is required to transmit to Congress each April concerning the number of applications for orders authorizing or approving wire, oral, or electronic communications interception; (2) the requirements for the Department of Justice's annual report on crime statistics; and (3) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's annual statistical report.

(Sec. 2) Amends the Federal criminal code to require the Attorney General or specified other officials to report to the Administrative Office each January on the number of such orders in which encryption was encountered and whether such encryption prevented law enforcement from obtaining the plain text of communications intercepted.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Attorney General to include within an annual report to Congress on pen registers and trap and trace devices information concerning: (1) the period of interceptions authorized by each order and the number and duration of any extensions of the order; (2) the offense specified in the order, application, or extension of an order; (3) the number of investigations involved; (4) the number and nature of the facilities affected; and (5) the identity, including district, of the applying investigative or law enforcement agency making the application and the person authorizing the order.