[113th Congress Public Law 61]
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Public Law 113-61
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
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. <<NOTE: Dec. 20, 2013 -  [H.R. 
                                2871]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REALIGNMENT OF SOUTHERN JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF 
                              MISSISSIPPI.

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

                           ``Southern District

    ``(b) 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.''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 28 USC 104 note.>>  EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

    Approved December 20, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2871:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-258 (Comm. on Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            Nov. 12, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 10, considered and passed Senate.

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