S. 3293 (112th): Divisional Realignment Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 14, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3293

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 14, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Cochran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to realign divisions within two judicial districts.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Divisional Realignment Act of 2012.

2.

Realignment within the eastern district of Missouri

Section 105(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

by striking Iron,; and

(B)

by striking Saint Genevieve,; and

(2)

in paragraph (3)—

(A)

by inserting Iron, after Dunklin,; and

(B)

by inserting Sainte Genevieve, after Ripley,.

3.

Realignment within the northern district of Mississippi

Section 104 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

(a)

Northern District

The Northern District comprises 3 divisions.

(1)

The Aberdeen Division comprises the counties of Alcorn, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Prentiss, Tishomingo, Webster, and Winston.

Court for the Aberdeen Division shall be held at Aberdeen, Ackerman, and Corinth.

(2)

The Oxford Division comprises the counties of Benton, Calhoun, DeSoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tunica, Union, and Yalobusha.

Court for the Oxford Division shall be held at Oxford.

(3)

The Greenville Division comprises the counties of Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Montgomery, Sunflower, and Washington.

Court for the Greenville Division shall be held at Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Greenville.

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4.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.