One Hundred Thirteenth Congress of the United States of America
At the First Session
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two thousand and thirteen
H. R. 2871
To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes.
Realignment of southern judicial district of Mississippi
Section 104(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
The southern district comprises four divisions.
The Northern Division comprises the counties of Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Sharkey, Smith, Warren, and Yazoo.
The Southern Division comprises the counties of George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone.
The Eastern Division comprises the counties of Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Perry, Wayne, and Walthall.
The Western Division comprises the counties of Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pike, and Wilkinson.
This Act and the amendment made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.