Sec. 153. Salaries; character of service
- (a) Each bankruptcy judge shall serve on a full-time basis
and shall receive as full compensation for his services, a salary at an annual
rate that is equal to 92 percent of the salary of a judge of the
district court of the United States as determined pursuant to section 135, to be
paid at such times as the Judicial Conference of the United States determines.
- (b) A bankruptcy judge may not engage in the practice of law
and may not engage in any other practice, business, occupation, or employment
inconsistent with the expeditious, proper, and impartial performance of such
bankruptcy judge's duties as a judicial officer. The Conference may promulgate
appropriate rules and regulations to implement this subsection.
- (c) Each individual appointed under this chapter shall take
the oath or affirmation prescribed by section 453 of this
title before performing the duties of the office of bankruptcy judge.
- (d) A bankruptcy judge appointed under this chapter shall be
exempt from the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 63 of title
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