Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 111 Part 3.djvu/382

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Ill STAT. 2470 PUBLIC LAW 105-119—NOV. 26, 1997 contracting for any services provided through those departments and agencies; and (2) if appropriate, a recommendation for legislation to extend the authority under this section. (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Treasury shall have the same authority provided to the Office of Personnel Management under section 4703 of title 5, United States Code, to establish, in the discretion of the Secretary, demonstration projects for a period of 3 years, for not to exceed a combined total of 950 employees, to fill critical scientific, technical, engineering, intelligence analyst, language translator, and medical positions in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the United States Customs Service, and the United States Secret Service. Termination (h) The authority under this section shall terminate 3 years ^^^- after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 123. (a) IN GENERAL. —Section 3626 of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) in paragraph (l)(B)(i), by striking "permits" and inserting "requires"; and (B) in paragraph (3)— (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking "no prisoner release order shall be entered unless" and inserting "no court shall enter a prisoner release order unless"; and (ii) in subparagraph (F)— . (I) by inserting "including a legislator" after " local official"; and (II) by striking "program" and inserting "prison"; (2) in subsection (b)(3), by striking "current or ongoing" and inserting "current and ongoing "; (3) in subsection (e)— (A) in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following: "Mandamus shall lie to remedy any failure to issue a prompt ruling on such a motion."; (B) in paragraph (2), by striking "Any prospective relief subject to a pending motion shall be automatically stayed" and inserting "Any motion to modify or terminate prospective relief made under subsection (b) shall operate as a stay"; and (C) by adding at the end the following: "(3) POSTPONEMENT OF AUTOMATIC STAY.—The court may postpone the effective date of an automatic stay specified in subsection (e)(2)(A) for not more than 60 days for good cause. No postponement shall be permissible because of general congestion of the court's calendar. "(4) ORDER BLOCKING THE AUTOMATIC STAY.Any order staying, suspending, delaying, or barring the operation of the automatic stay described in paragraph (2) (other than an order to postpone the effective date of the automatic stay under paragraph (3)) shall be treated as an order refusing to dissolve or modify an injunction and shall be appealable pursuant to section 1292(a)(1) of title 28, United States Code, regardless of how the order is styled or whether the order is termed a preliminary or a final ruling.".