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104 STAT. 5096 PUBLIC LAW 101-650—DEC. 1, 1990 Records. 28 USC 471 note. 28 USC 471 note. Reports. "(A) the information to be recorded in district court automated systems; and "(B) standards for uniform categorization or characterization of judicial actions for the purpose of recording information on judicial actions in the district court automated systems. "(2) The uniform standards prescribed under paragraph (I)(B) of this subsection shall include a definition of what constitutes a dismissal of a case and standards for measuring the period for which a motion has been pending. "(c) Each United States district court shall record information as prescribed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, " § 482. Definitions "As used in this chapter, the term 'judicial officer' means a United States district court judge or a United States magistrate.". (b) IMPLEMENTATION.—(1) Except as provided in section 105 of this Act, each United States district court shall, within three years after the date of the enactment of this title, implement a civil justice expense and delay reduction plan under section 471 of title 28, United States Code, as added by subsection (a). (2) The requirements set forth in sections 471 through 478 of title 28, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall remain in effect for seven years after the date of the enactment of this title. (c) EARLY IMPLEMENTATION DISTRICT COURTS. — (1) Any United States district court that, no earlier than June 30, 1991, and no later than December 31, 1991, develops and implements a civil justice expense and delay reduction plan under chapter 23 of title 28, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall be designated by the Judicial Conference of the United States as an Early Implementation District Court. (2) The chief judge of a district so designated may apply to the Judicial Conference for additional resources, including technological and personnel support and information systems, necessary to implement its civil justice expense and delay reduction plan. The Judicial Conference may provide such resources out of funds appropriated pursuant to section 106(a). (3) Within 18 months after the date of the enactment of this title, the Judicial Conference shall prepare a report on the plans developed and implemented by the Early Implementation District Courts. (4) The Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall transmit to the United States district courts and to the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and House of Representatives— (A) copies of the plans developed and implemented by the Early Implementation District Courts; (B) the reports submitted by such district courts pursuant to section 472(d) of title 28, United States Code, as added by subsection (a); and (C) the report prepared in accordance with paragraph (3) of this subsection. (d) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— The table of chapters for part I of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: '23. Civil justice expense and delay reduction plans 471".