Text: H.R.3785 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/16/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3785


To amend title 28, United States Code, to change the residency requirements for certain officials serving in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 16, 2019

Ms. Norton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to change the residency requirements for certain officials serving in the District of Columbia, 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 “District of Columbia Federal Officials Residency Equality Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Residency requirements for certain officials serving in the District of Columbia.

(a) Circuit judges.—Section 44(c) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “Except in the District of Columbia, each” and inserting “Each”;

(2) by striking “his appointment” and inserting “his or her appointment”; and

(3) by striking “state” and inserting “State”.

(b) District judges.—Section 134 of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the first sentence of subsection (b)—

(A) by striking “the District of Columbia, the Southern District of New York, and” and inserting “the Southern District of New York and”; and

(B) by striking “for which he” and inserting “for which he or she”; and

(2) in subsection (c), by striking “his” each place it appears and inserting “his or her”.

(c) United States attorneys.—Section 545(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking the first sentence and inserting “Each United States attorney shall reside in the district for which he or she is appointed, except that those officers of the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York may reside within 20 miles thereof.”.

(d) United States marshals.—Section 561(e)(1) of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(1) the marshal for the Southern District of New York may reside within 20 miles of the district; and”.

(e) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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