H.R. 3150 (105th): Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998


Feb 3, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chamber on October 9, 1998s, it was passed in non-identical form and only one chamber approved a conference report to resolve the differences.


George Gekas

Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 23, 1998
Length: 185 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Feb 3, 1998

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 14, 1998
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 10, 1998
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 23, 1998
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 9, 1998
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


75 cosponsors (55R, 20D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 10, 1998 6:28 p.m.
Failed 136/290
Jun 10, 1998 6:37 p.m.
Failed 149/278
Jun 10, 1998 6:46 p.m.
Agreed to 222/204
Jun 10, 1998 6:53 p.m.
Failed 111/316
Jun 10, 1998 7:01 p.m.
Failed 140/288
Jun 10, 1998 7:38 p.m.
Passed 306/118
Sep 23, 1998 1:53 p.m.
Bill Passed 97/1
On the Conference Report
Oct 9, 1998 11:30 a.m.
Passed 300/125
Oct 9, 1998 6 p.m.
Motion to Proceed Agreed to 94/2

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1301 (Included-In)
Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1998

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 21, 1998

H.Res. 586 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 9, 1998

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