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115 STAT. 2100 PUBLIC LAW 107-114-^AN. 8, 2002 Public Law 107- 107th Congress 114 Jan. 8, 2002 [H.R. 2657] District of Columbia FamUy Court Act of 2001. An Act To amend title 11, District of Columbia Code, to redesignate the Family Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as the Family Court of the Superior Court, to recruit and retain trained and experienced judges to serve in the Family Court, to promote consistency and efficiency in the assignment of judges to the Family Court and in the consideration of actions and proceedings in the Family Court, and for other purposes. 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 "District of Columbia Family Court Act of 2001". SEC. 2. REDESIGNATION OF FAMILY DIVISION AS FAMILY COURT OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 11-902, District of Columbia Code, is amended to read as follows: "§ 11-902. Organization of the court "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Superior Court shall consist of the following: "(1) The Civil Division. "(2) The Criminal Division. "(3) The Family Court. "(4) The Probate Division. "(5) The Tax Division. "(b) BRANCHES. —The divisions of the Superior Court may be divided into such branches as the Superior Court may by rule prescribe. " (c) DESIGNATION OF PRESIDING JUDGE OF FAMILY COURT. — The chief judge of the Superior Court shall designate one of the judges assigned to the Family Court of the Superior Court to serve as the presiding judge of the Family Court of the Superior Court. "(d) JURISDICTION DESCRIBED. — The Family Court shall have original jurisdiction over the actions, applications, determinations, adjudications, and proceedings described in section 11-1101. Actions, applications, determinations, adjudications, and proceedings being assigned to cross-jurisdictional units established by the Superior Court, including the Domestic Violence Unit, on the date of enactment of this section may continue to be so assigned after the date of enactment of this section.".