121 STAT. 2542
28 USC 995 note.
PUBLIC LAW 110–177—JAN. 7, 2008
as executive agencies may make such payments under the authority of section 305 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 255).’’. (b) SUNSET.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall cease to have force and effect on September 30, 2010. SEC. 502. MAGISTRATE JUDGES LIFE INSURANCE.
5 USC 8701 note.
28 USC 604 note.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 604(a)(5) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ‘‘hold office during good behavior’’, the following: ‘‘magistrate judges appointed under section 631 of this title,’’. (b) CONSTRUCTION.—For purposes of construing and applying chapter 87 of title 5, United States Code, including any adjustment of insurance rates by regulation or otherwise, the following categories of judicial officers shall be deemed to be judges of the United States as described under section 8701 of title 5, United States Code: (1) Magistrate judges appointed under section 631 of title 28, United States Code. (2) Magistrate judges retired under section 377 of title 28, United States Code. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Subsection (b) and the amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to any payment made on or after the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 503. ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGES.
Section 296 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end of the second undesignated paragraph the following new sentence: ‘‘However, a district judge who has retired from regular active service under section 371(b) of this title, when designated and assigned to the court to which such judge was appointed, having performed in the preceding calendar year an amount of work equal to or greater than the amount of work an average judge in active service on that court would perform in 6 months, and having elected to exercise such powers, shall have the powers of a judge of that court to participate in appointment of court officers and magistrate judges, rulemaking, governance, and administrative matters.’’. SEC. 504. SENIOR JUDGE PARTICIPATION IN THE SELECTION OF MAGISTRATE JUDGES.
Section 631(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘Northern Mariana Islands’’ the first place it appears and inserting ‘‘Northern Mariana Islands (including any judge in regular active service and any judge who has retired from regular active service under section 371(b) of this title, when designated and assigned to the court to which such judge was appointed)’’. SEC. 505. GUARANTEEING COMPLIANCE WITH PRISONER PAYMENT COMMITMENTS.
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Section 3624(e) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the last sentence and inserting the following: ‘‘Upon the release of a prisoner by the Bureau of Prisons to supervised release, the Bureau of Prisons shall notify such prisoner, verbally and in writing, of the requirement that the prisoner adhere to an installment schedule, not to exceed 2 years except in special circumstances, to pay for any fine imposed for the offense committed