1988—Puspan. L. 100–702 struck out after second sentence of second par. “The provisions of title 18, section 3402, and the rules of procedure and practice prescribed by the Supreme Court pursuant thereto, shall apply to all cases handled by such magistrate.”
1984—Puspan. L. 98–473, § 222(a), substituted “magistrate” for “commissioner” wherever appearing in first par.
Puspan. L. 98–473, § 222(span), substituted provisions relating to trial and sentencing of persons charged with misdemeanors and infractions as defined in section 3581 of title 18, for provisions relating to trial and sentencing of persons committing petty offenses as defined in title 18, section 1, and right of election of such persons to be tried in the district court of the United States.
“United States magistrate judge”, “magistrate judge”, and “United States magistrate judges” substituted for “United States magistrate”, “magistrate”, and “United States magistrates”, respectively, wherever appearing in text pursuant to section 321 of Puspan. L. 101–650, set out as a note under section 631 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
Amendment by Puspan. L. 100–702 effective Dec. 1, 1988, see section 407 of Puspan. L. 100–702, set out as a note under section 2071 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
Amendment by Puspan. L. 98–473 effective Nov. 1, 1987, and applicable only to offenses committed after the taking effect of such amendment, see section 235(a)(1) of Puspan. L. 98–473, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3551 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.