S. 1102 (112th): Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senior Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 26, 2011
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 3219 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Apr 15, 2010

S. 114 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 26, 2011
Referred to Committee May 26, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to certain exceptions to discharge in bankruptcy.

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6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
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5/26/2011--Introduced.
Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011 - Revises federal bankruptcy law with respect to the exemption from the exception to discharge in bankruptcy for certain educational loans if excepting such debt from discharge would impose an undue hardship on the debtor and debtor's dependents.
Limits such exemption to the existing ones for: (1) an educational benefit overpayment or loan made, insured, or guaranteed by a governmental unit or made under any program funded in whole or in part by a governmental unit; and (2) an obligation to repay funds received from a governmental unit as an educational benefit, scholarship, or stipend.
Repeals the current exemption for: (1) any loan made under any program funded in whole or in part by a governmental unit or nonprofit institution; and (2) any other qualified education loan incurred by an individual debtor on behalf of the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or any dependent, including indebtedness used to refinance a qualified education loan. (Thus makes both kinds of loans nondischargeable in bankruptcy.)

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