S 569

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 569

To provide for fairness for the Federal judiciary.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2011

Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. HATCH, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. REID, Mr. LEE, Mr. INOUYE, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. LIEBERMAN, and Mr. KERRY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for fairness for the Federal judiciary.

    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 `Federal Judicial Fairness Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. JUDICIAL COST-OF-LIVING INCREASES.

    (a) Repeal of Statutory Requirement Relating to Judicial Salaries- Section 140 of the resolution entitled `A Joint Resolution making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1982, and for other purposes.', approved December 15, 1981 (Public Law 97-92; 95 Stat. 1200; 28 U.S.C. 461 note), is repealed.

    (b) Automatic Salary Adjustments- Section 461(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

    `(a) Effective at the beginning of the first applicable pay period commencing on or after the first day of the month in which an adjustment takes effect under sections 5303 and 5304 of title 5 in the rates of pay under the General Schedule, each salary rate which is subject to adjustment under this section shall be adjusted by an amount, rounded to the nearest multiple of $100 (or, if midway between multiples of $100, to the next higher multiple of $100) equal to the percentage of such salary rate which corresponds to the overall average percentage of the adjustment in the rates of pay under the General Schedule.'.

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