H.R. 3542 (108th): Protection of Family Farmers Act of 2003

108th Congress, 2003–2004. Text as of Nov 20, 2003 (Introduced).

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HR 3542 IH

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3542

To extend for 6 months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 20, 2003

Ms. BALDWIN (for herself, Mr. SMITH of Michigan, and Mr. HOLDEN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To extend for 6 months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Protection of Family Farmers Act of 2003’.

SEC. 2. SIX-MONTH EXTENSION OF PERIOD FOR WHICH CHAPTER 12 OF TITLE 11, UNITED STATES CODE, IS REENACTED.

    (a) AMENDMENTS- Section 149 of title I of division C of Public Law 105-277 (11 U.S.C. 1201 note) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘January 1, 2004’ each place it appears and inserting ‘July 1, 2004’; and

      (2) in subsection (a)--

        (A) by striking ‘June 30, 2003’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2003’; and

        (B) by striking ‘July 1, 2003’ and inserting ‘January 1, 2004’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by subsection (a) take effect on January 1, 2004.