18 U.S.C. § 3060
June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 819; Pub. L. 90-578, title III, §303(a), Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1117; Pub. L. 101-650, title III, §321, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5117; Pub. L. 109-162, title XI, §11791179,, 119 Stat. 3126; Pub. L. 111-16, §3(9), May 7, 2009, 123 Stat. 1608.
AMENDMENTS 2009-Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 111-16 substituted "fourteenth day" for "tenth day". 2006-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109-162 substituted "In the absence of such consent of the accused, the judge or magistrate judge may extend the time limits only on a showing that extraordinary circumstances exist and justice requires the delay." for "In the absence of such consent of the accused, the date fixed for the preliminary hearing may be a date later than that prescribed by subsection (b), or may be continued to a date subsequent to the date initially fixed therefor, only upon the order of a judge of the appropriate United States district court after a finding that extraordinary circumstances exist, and that the delay of the preliminary hearing is indispensable to the interests of justice." 1968- Pub. L. 90-578 substituted provisions of subsecs. (a) to (f) of this section detailing preliminary examination content for prior provisions which directed attention to the rule in section catchline, and directed one to see Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, including "Proceedings before commissioner, appearance, advice as to right to counsel, hearing, Rule 5.".
CHANGE OF NAMEWords "magistrate judge" and "United States magistrate judges" substituted for "magistrate" and "United States magistrates", respectively, wherever appearing in text pursuant to section 321 of Pub. L. 101-650 set out as a note under section 631 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2009 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 111-16 effective Dec. 1, 2009, see section 7 of Pub. L. 111-16 set out as a note under sectionof Title 11, Bankruptcy.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1968 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 90-578 effective Oct. 17, 1968, except when a later effective date is applicable, which is the earlier of date when implementation of amendment by appointment of magistrates [now United States magistrate judges] and assumption of office takes place or third anniversary of enactment of Pub. L. 90-578 on Oct. 17, 1968, see section 403 of Pub. L. 90-578 set out as a note under section 631 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.