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H.R. 927 (rh) To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for appointment of United States marshals by the Attorney General. ...
H. R. 927
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 19, 1997
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for appointment of
United States marshals by the Attorney General.
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 ``United States Marshals Service
Improvement Act of 1997''.
SEC. 2. APPOINTMENTS OF MARSHALS.
(a) In General.--Chapter 37 of title 28, United States Code, is
(1) in section 561(c)--
(A) by striking ``The President shall appoint, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate,'' and
inserting ``The Attorney General shall appoint''; and
(B) by inserting ``United States marshals shall be
appointed subject to the provisions of title 5
governing appointments in the competitive civil
service, and shall be paid in accordance with the
provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter
53 of such title relating to classification and pay
rates.'' after the first sentence;
(2) by striking subsection (d) of section 561;
(3) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), (g), (h), and
(i) of section 561 as subsections (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h),
(4) by striking section 562.
(b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of
chapter 37 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking the
item relating to section 562.
SEC. 3. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS; PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN
UNITED STATES MARSHALS.
(a) Incumbent Marshals.--Notwithstanding the amendments made by
this Act, each marshal appointed under chapter 37 of title 28, United
States Code, before the date of the enactment of this Act shall, unless
that marshal resigns or is removed by the President, continue to
perform the duties of that office until the expiration of that
marshal's term and the appointment of a successor.
(b) Vacancies After Enactment.--Notwithstanding the amendments made
by this Act, with respect to the first vacancy which occurs in the
office of United States marshal in any district, during the period
beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on
December 31, 1999, the President shall appoint, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, a marshal to fill that vacancy for a term of
4 years. Any marshal appointed by the President under this subsection
shall, unless that marshal resigns or is removed from office by the
President, continue to perform the duties of that office after the end
of the four-year term to which such marshal was appointed or until a
successor is appointed.
Passed the House of Representatives March 18, 1997.
ROBIN H. CARLE,
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