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Text of the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 26, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1102

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 26, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Franken, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011.

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Exceptions to discharge

Section 523(a)(8) of title 11, United States Code, is amended by striking dependents, for and all that follows through the end of subparagraph (B) and inserting dependents, for 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 or an obligation to repay funds received from a governmental unit as an educational benefit, scholarship, or stipend;.