Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1998: Report from the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives

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Howard Coble
DIANE Publishing, 1998 - 53 pages
Report on the bill (H.R. 2294) to make improvements in the operation & administration of the federal courts, & for other purposes, reports favorably thereon with an amendment & recommends that the bill pass. Includes: the amendment; purpose & summary; background & need for the legislation; committee considerations & oversight findings; committee on government reform & oversight findings; new budget authority & tax expenditures; committee cost estimate; constitutional authority statement; section-by-section analysis & discussion; agency views; & changes in existing law made by the bill, as reported.

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Page 26 - In compliance with clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by the bill, as reported are shown as follows (existing law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is proposed is shown in roman) : ACT OF OCTOBER 18, 1968 (82 STAT.
Page 43 - ... refuse to appear after having been subpoenaed, or, upon appearing, refuse to take the oath as a witness, or, after having taken the oath, refuse to be examined according to law...
Page 43 - ... or commit such person upon the same conditions as if the doing of the forbidden act had occurred with reference to the process of, or in the presence of, the court.
Page 48 - Employee of the government" Includes officers or employees of any federal agency, members of the military or naval forces of the United States, and persons acting on behalf of a federal agency in an official capacity, temporarily or permanently in the service of the United States, whether with or without compensation. "Acting within the scope of his office or employment...
Page 26 - Changes in Existing Law Made bt the Bill, As Reported In compliance with clause 3 of Rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by the bill, as reported, are shown as follows...
Page 48 - As used in this chapter and sections 1346 (b) and 2401 (b) of this title, the term "Federal agency" includes the executive departments, the military departments, independent establishments of the United States, and corporations primarily acting as instrumentalities or agencies of the United States, but does not include any contractor with the United States. "Employee of the government...
Page 11 - The liability of certifying officers or employees shall be enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as now provided by law with respect to enforcement of the liability of disbursing and other accountable officers; and they shall have the right to apply for and obtain a decision by the Comptroller General on any question of law involved in a payment on any vouchers presented to them for certification.
Page 14 - Management's handling of court orders affecting the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), both of which are administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Page 30 - Any justice or judge of the United States appointed to hold office during good behavior may retain his office but retire from regular active service after attaining the age of seventy years and after serving at least ten years continuously or otherwise, or after attaining the age of sixty-five years and after serving at ¡east fifteen years continuously or otherwise.
Page 46 - When the record is complete for purposes of appeal, the clerk shall transmit a copy thereof forthwith to the clerk of the district court or the clerk of the bankruptcy appellate panel.

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