Text: H.R.2871 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

12/20/2013 Became Public Law No: 113-61

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        H.R.2871

                     One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday,
           the third day of January, two thousand and thirteen


                                 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.

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

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.