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106 STAT. 966 PUBLIC LAW 102-361—AUG. 26, 1992 (1) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the northern district of Alabama. (2) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the district of Colorado. (3) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the district of Delaware. (4) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the southern district • of Illinois. (5) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the district of New Hampshire. (6) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the middle district of North Carolina. (7) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the district of Puerto Rico. (8) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the district of South Carolina. (9) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the eastern district of Tennessee, (10) 1 additional bankruptcy judge for the western district of Texas. (b) VACANCIES.— The first vacancy in the office of bankruptcy judge in each of the judicial districts set forth in subsection (a), resulting from the death, retirement, resignation, or removal of a bankruptcy judge, and occurring 5 years or more after the date of the enactment of this Act, shall not be filled. In the case of a vacancy resulting from the expiration of the term of a bankruptcy judge not described in the preceding sentence, that judge shall be eligible for reappointment as a bankruptcy judge in that district. SEC. 4. REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON NEED FOR BANKRUPTCY JUDGES. Section 152(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(3) Not later than December 31, 1994, and not later than the end of each 2-year period thereafter, the Judicial Conference of the United States shall conduct a comprehensive review of all judicial districts to assess the continuing need for the bankruptcy judges authorized by this section, and shall report to the Congress its findings and any recommendations for the elimination of any authorized position which can be eliminated when a vacancy exists by reason of resignation, retirement, removal, or death.". Approved August 26, 1992. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5688: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 102-825 (Coram, on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 138 (1992): Aug. 10, considered and passed House. Aug. 12, considered and peissed Senate.