S. 61 (111th): Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2009


Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2009
Length: 8 pages

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H.R. 200 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jan 27, 2009

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code with respect to modification of certain mortgages on principal residences, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/6/2009--Introduced.Helping Families Save their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2009 - Amends federal bankruptcy law governing a Chapter 13 debtor (adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income).Excludes from ... Read more >

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Jan 6, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 61”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (10D) (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. 2136 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 3, 2008

H.R. 200 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 2009

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