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Text of the Emergency Judicial Relief Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3890

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2012

(for himself and Mr. McCarthy of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To provide for additional Federal district judgeships.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Emergency Judicial Relief Act of 2012.

2.

Federal district judgeships

(a)

Additional permanent district judgeship

The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate—

(1)

2 additional district judges for the district of Arizona;

(2)

4 additional district judges for the eastern district of California;

(3)

1 additional district judge for the district of Minnesota;

(4)

1 additional district judge for the southern district of Texas; and

(5)

2 additional district judges for the western district of Texas.

(b)

Conversion of temporary judgeships

The existing judgeships for the district of Arizona and the central district of California authorized by section 312(c) of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (28 U.S.C. 133 note; Public Law 107–273; 116 Stat. 1788), as of the date of the enactment of this Act, shall be authorized under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, and the incumbents in those offices shall hold the office under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, as amended by this Act.

(c)

Technical and conforming amendments

The table contained in section 133(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking the item relating to the district of Arizona and inserting the following:

Arizona15

;

(2)

by striking the item relating to California and inserting the following:

California:
Northern14
Eastern10
Central28
Southern13

;

(3)

by striking the item relating to the district of Minnesota and inserting the following:

Minnesota8

;

and
(4)

by striking the item relating to Texas and inserting the following:

Texas:
Northern12
Eastern20
Central7
Southern15

.

(d)

Increase in filing fees

Section 1914(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking $350 and inserting $360.

3.

Additional place of holding court

Section 84(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended in the second sentence by inserting Bakersfield, after shall be held at.