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H.R. 6327 - Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-07-10
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 

Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2018

This bill amends the federal judicial code to consolidate the five existing divisions in the Eastern District of Arkansas into three divisions.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6327


    To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the Eastern judicial district of Arkansas, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 10, 2018

    Mr. Crawford (for himself, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Womack, and Mr. Hill) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the Eastern judicial district of Arkansas, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Realignment of the eastern district of Arkansas.

Section 83(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“Eastern District

“(a) The Eastern District comprises three divisions.

“(1) The Central Division comprises the counties of Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Dallas, Drew, Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Perry, Pope Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Yell.

Court for the Central Division shall be held at Little Rock.

“(2) The Delta Division comprises the counties of Arkansas, Chicot, Crittenden, Desha, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, and St. Francis.

Court for the Delta Division shall be held at Helena.

“(3) The Northern Division comprises the counties of Clay, Craighead, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, and Woodruff.

Court for the Northern Division shall be held at Jonesboro.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

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


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