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.

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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

What is a bill?

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


Feb 1, 2005
Reported by Committee
Feb 17, 2005
Passed Senate
Mar 10, 2005
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Passed House
Apr 14, 2005
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 20, 2005


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

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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

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