106 STAT. 4512 PUBLIC LAW 102-572—OCT. 29, 1992 "(5) A grand juror who travels to district court pursuant to a summons may be paid the travel expenses provided under this section or, under gruidelines established by the Judicial Conference, the actual reasonable costs of travel by aircraft when travel by other means is not feasible and when certified by the chief judge of the district court in which the grand juror serves.". SEC. 403. PERMANENT AUTHORIZATION FOR OPTIONAL USE OF NEW JURY SELECTION PROCESS. (a) AUTHORITY TO USE ONE-STEP PROCEDURE. — Section 1878 of title 28, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
- § 1878. Optional use of a one-step summoning and qualification procedure
"(a) At the option of each district court, jurors may be summoned and qualified in a single procedure, if the court's jury selection plan so authorizes, in lieu of the two separate procedures otherwise provided for by this chapter. Courts shall ensure that a one-step summoning and qualification procedure conducted under this section does not violate the policies and objectives set forth in sections 1861 and 1862 of this title, "(b) Jury selection conducted under this section shall be subject to challenge under section 1867 of this title for substantial failure to comply with the provisions of this title in selecting the jury. However, no challenge under section 1867 of this title shall lie solely on the basis that a jury was selected in accordance with a one-step summoning and qualification procedure authorized by this section.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— The item relating to section 1878 in the table of sections for chapter 121 is amended to read as follows: "1878. Optional use of a one-step summoning and qualification procedure.". Effective date. (c) SAVINGS PROVISION. — For courts participating in the experinote ^ ^^^^ ^^^^ authorized under section 1878 of title 28, United States Code (as in effect before the effective date of this section), the amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall be effective on and after January 1, 1992. TITLE V—MISCELLANEOUS SEC. 501. PRETERMISSION OF REGULAR SESSIONS OF COURT OF APPEALS. Section 48(c) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking **, with the consent of the Judicial Conference of the United States,^. SEC. 502. REPORTS AND STATISTICS. 12 USC 3421 (a) ELIMINATION OF DUPLICATIVE REPORTING REQUIREMENT.— ^°^- After January 1, 1992, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts is not required to send a report under section 1121(a) of Public Law 95-630 (12 U.S.C. 3421(a)). (b) TRANSFER OF REPORTING DUTY TO ADMINISTERING AGENCY. —Section 2412(d)(5) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking 'The Director" and all that follows through "this title," and inserting "The Attorney General shall report annually to the Congress on".