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.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Howard Coble, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 5 (2 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced July 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the federal judicial code to realign the southern judicial district of Mississippi into four (currently, five) divisions with court to be held for:

  • the Northern Division at Jackson,
  • the Southern Division at Gulfport,
  • the Eastern Division at Hattiesburg, and
  • the Western Division at Natchez.

Sets forth the Mississippi counties comprising each realigned division.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-61.
Dec. 20, 2013 Signed by President.
Dec. 13, 2013 Presented to President.
Dec. 11, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 10, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8605)
Nov. 13, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice.
Nov. 12, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 - 0 (Roll no. 571). (text: CR H6972)

Nov. 12, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6977)
Nov. 12, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Nov. 12, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2871.
Nov. 12, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6972-6974)
Nov. 12, 2013 Mr. Holding moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Nov. 12, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 185.
Nov. 12, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-258.
Sept. 11, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Sept. 11, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 10, 2013 Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Discharged.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
July 31, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.