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H.R. 1123: Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1123

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Womack, and Mr. Hill of Arkansas) 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 eastern judicial district of Arkansas, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019.

2.

Realignment of the Eastern District of Arkansas

Section 83(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

Eastern District

(a)

The Eastern District comprises three divisions.

(1)

The Central Division comprises the counties of Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Dallas, Drew, Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Perry, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Yell.

Court for the Central Division shall be held at Little Rock.
(2)

The Delta Division comprises the counties of Arkansas, Chicot, Crittenden, Desha, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, and St. Francis.

Court for the Delta Division shall be held at Helena.
(3)

The Northern Division comprises the counties of Clay, Craighead, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, and Woodruff.

Court for the Northern Division shall be held at Jonesboro.

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3.

Effective date

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