93 STAT. 326
PUBLIC LAW 96-42—JULY 31, 1979 Public Law 96-42 96th Congress An Act
July 31, 1979 [H.R. 4712] Federal rules of procedure and evidence, delay of effective date. 18 USC 3771 note. 28 USC 2071 note. House Document 96-112. 18 USC app. 28 USC app.
To delay conditionally the effective date of certain rules of procedure and evidence proposed by the United States Supreme eourt, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any provision of section 3771 or 3772 of title 18 of the United States Code or of section 2072, 2075, or 2076 of title 28 of the United States Code to the contrary— (1) the amendments proposed by the United States Supreme Court and transmitted by the Chief Justice on April 30, 1979, to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure affecting rules 11(e)(6), 17(h), 32(f), and 44(c), and adding new rules 26.2 and 32.1, and the amendment so proposed and transmitted to the Federal Rules of Evidence affecting rule 410, shall not take effect until December 1, 1980, or until and then only to the extent approved by Act of Congress, whichever is earlier; and (2) the amendment proposed by the United States Supreme Court and transmitted by the Chief Justice on April 30, 1979, affecting rule 40 of the Federal Rules of Crimingd Procedure shall take effect on August 1, 1979, with the following amendments: (A) In the matter designated as paragraph (1) of subdivision (d), strike out "in accordance with Rule 32.1(a)". (B) In the matter designated as paragraph (2) of subdivision (d), strike out "in accordance with Rule 32.1(a)(1)", Approved July 31, 1979.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 125 (1979): July 23, considered and passed House. July 24, considered and passed Senate.