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

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

Date
November 12, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 2871, 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, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on July 31, 2013, by Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 2871 amends the federal judicial code to realign the southern judicial district of Mississippi from five divisions into four divisions and sets forth the counties comprising each division. 

Background

The purpose of H.R. 2871 is to increase efficiency and better serve the public by reorganizing the southern judicial district of Mississippi in recognition of the Judicial Conference of the United States’ decision to close an underutilized court facility.

Cost

CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues.[1]

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.