Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 6.djvu/722

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104 STAT. 5112 PUBLIC LAW 101-650—DEC. 1, 1990 States Courts), as amended pursuant to the amendment made by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, is amended— (i) in paragraph (7) by inserting "judges of the United States Claims Court," after "judges of the United States,"; (ii) by redesignating paragraph (23) as paragraph (24); and (iii) by inserting after paragraph (22) the following: "(23) Regulate and pay annuities to judges of the United States Claims Court in accordance with section 178 of this title; and". (2) Section 8334(i) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a judge of the United States Claims Court who is covered by section 178 of title 28 shall not be subject to deductions and contributions to the Fund if the judge notifies the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts of an election of a retirement annuity under those provisions. Upon such an election, the judge shall be entitled to a lump-sum credit under section 8342(a) of this title.". (3) Section 8402 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g) A judge of the United States Claims Court who is covered by section 178 of title 28 shall be excluded from the operation of this chapter, other than subchapters III and VII of such chapter if the judge notifies the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts of an election of a retirement annuity under those provisions. Upon such election, the judge shall be entitled to a lump-sum credit under section 8424 of this title.". 5 USC 8331 note. (f) EFFECTIVE DATE.— T his section and the amendments made by this section shall apply to judges of, and senior judges in active service with, the United States Claims Court on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 307. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE. Section 601 of title 28, United States Code, is amended in the second sentence by striking out "Supreme Court" and inserting in lieu thereof "Chief Justice of the United States, after consulting with the Judicial Conference". SEC. 308. MAGISTRATES. (a) CONSENT TO TRIAL IN CIVIL ACTIONS.— Section 636(c)(2) of title 28, United States Code, is amended— (1) in the first sentence, by striking out "their right to consent to the exercise of and inserting in lieu thereof "the availability of a magistrate to exercise"; and (2) by striking put the third sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Thereafter, either the district court judge or the magistrate may again advise the parties of the availability of the magistrate, but in so doing, shall also advise the parties that they are free to withhold consent without adverse substantive consequences.". (b) EXTENSION OF TERMS OF OFFICE OF MAGISTRATES. —Section 631(f) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking out "60" and inserting in lieu thereof "180".