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S. 14: Florida Federal Judicial Relief Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 14

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To authorize additional district court judgeships for the northern, middle, and southern districts of Florida.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Florida Federal Judicial Relief Act.

2.

District judges for the district courts

(a)

Additional judgeships

The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate—

(1)

6 additional district judges for the middle district of Florida;

(2)

1 additional district judge for the northern district of Florida; and

(3)

3 additional district judges for the southern district of Florida.

(b)

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.

(c)

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:

Florida:
Northern5
Middle21
Southern21

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