S. 256 (109th): Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005


Feb 1, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 20, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 20, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-8


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2005
Length: 195 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/20/2005--Public Law.Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 - TitleI - Needs-Based BankruptcySection101 - Amends Federal bankruptcy law to revamp guidelines governing dismissal or conversion of a Chapter ... Read more >


Feb 1, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 17, 2005
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.

Mar 10, 2005
Passed Senate

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

Apr 8, 2005
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

Apr 14, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 20, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 256”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (10R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Mar 8, 2005 2:16 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 69/31
Mar 10, 2005 6:12 p.m.
Bill Passed 74/25
Apr 14, 2005 3:39 p.m.
Passed 302/126

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 1920 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House & Senate
Last Action: Jan 28, 2004

H.R. 685 (Related)
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 9, 2005

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