H. R. 2633
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 25, 2011
Mr. Coble (for himself and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the time limits for appeals in civil cases to which United States officers or employees are parties.
This Act may be cited as the
Appeal Time Clarification Act of
Time for appeals in certain cases
Section 2107 of title 28, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (a)—
order or decree each place it appears and inserting
order, or decree;
suit or proceeding and inserting
filed, within thirty and inserting
by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
In any such action, suit, or proceeding, the time as to all parties shall be 60 days from such entry if one of the parties is—
the United States;
an agency of the United States;
an officer or employee of the United States who is sued in an official capacity; or
a current or former officer or employee of the United States who is sued in an individual capacity for an act or omission occurring in connection with duties performed on behalf of the United States, including any instance in which the United States represents that person when the judgment, order, or decree is entered or files the appeal for that person.
The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on December 1, 2011.