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H.R. 2871 (113th): 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.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2871

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Watt, Mr. Holding, and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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.

1.

Realignment of southern judicial district of Mississippi

Section 104(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)

Southern District

The southern district comprises four divisions.

(1)

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.

Court for the Northern Division shall be held at Jackson.
(2)

The Southern Division comprises the counties of George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone.

Court for the Southern Division shall be held at Gulfport.
(3)

The Eastern Division comprises the counties of Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Perry, Wayne, and Walthall.

Court for the Eastern Division shall be held at Hattiesburg.
(4)

The Western Division comprises the counties of Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pike, and Wilkinson.

Court for the Western Division shall be held at Natchez.

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2.

Effective date

This Act and the amendment made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.