SECTION 1. Section 17B of chapter 271 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-
On or before the first of March each year, the attorney general and each district attorney shall produce a report which shall indicate the following information for the previous calendar year:
a) the number of administrative subpoenas issued by the office, broken down by statutory offense being investigated;
b) the names of the common carriers and service providers subpoenaed, including the number of subpoenas directed to each;
c) the number of administrative subpoenas seeking transactional records spanning time periods less than 1 day, between 1 day and 1 week, between 1 week and 30 days, and greater than 30 days;
d) the number of administrative subpoenas requesting the following categories of information: (i) information that directly or incidentally reveals the physical location of the subscriber; (ii) information that reveals, or can readily be used to reveal, the identity of parties other than the subscriber; (iii) information that reveals the frequency of communications between two or more persons; (iv) call detail logs or other records containing information about who the subscriber called, when, and the duration of the calls; or (v) banking, credit card, or other financial records.
e) the number of criminal prosecutions, charged by complaint or indictment, initiated after records were obtained in response to an administrative subpoena;
f) the number of criminal convictions secured after records obtained via administrative subpoena, or information derived from such records, were introduced in evidence; and
g) the number of motions filed to quash administrative subpoenas, and the number of such motions that were successful.
The reports from the attorney general and each district attorney shall be filed with the clerks of the Senate and the House of Representatives and with the executive office for administration and finance, which shall post them on the Commonwealth’s open data website to make them available as a public record. In the event of failure to comply with the provisions of this reporting provision, any person may compel compliance by means of an action of mandamus in superior court. If the court finds that such failure to comply represented a willful violation of this section, it may award the plaintiff the reasonable costs of litigation and attorney fees.
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