IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 3, 2019
Mr. Rubio introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To authorize additional district court judgeships for the northern, middle, and southern districts of Florida.
This Act may be cited as the
Florida Federal Judicial Relief Act.
District judges for the district courts
The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate—
6 additional district judges for the middle district of Florida;
1 additional district judge for the northern district of Florida; and
3 additional district judges for the southern district of Florida.
Conversion of temporary judgeships
The existing judgeship for the southern district of Florida authorized by section 312(c) of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (Public Law 107–273; 28 U.S.C. 133 note), as of the date of enactment of this Act, shall be authorized under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, and the incumbent in that office shall hold the office under section 133 of title 28, United States Code, as amended by this Act.
Technical and conforming amendments
The table contained in section 133(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking the items relating to Florida and inserting the following: