S. 2136 (110th): Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008


Oct 3, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 3, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2007
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to address the treatment of primary mortgages in bankruptcy, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2008--Reported to Senate amended.Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008 - TitleI - Minimizing ForeclosuresSection102 - Amends federal bankruptcy law to permit a bankruptcy plan to:(1) modify ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 3, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 3, 2007
Text Published

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

Apr 3, 2008
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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2136”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


13 cosponsors (13D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 61 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

S. 2636 (Related)
Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2008

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