S. 2367 (112th): 21st Century Language Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 25, 2012 (Referred to House Committee).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2367

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2012

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

AN ACT

To strike the word lunatic from Federal law, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the 21st Century Language Act of 2012.

2.

Modernization of language referring to persons who are mentally ill

(a)

Words denoting number, gender, and so forth

Section 1 of title 1, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking and lunatic; and

(2)

by striking lunatic,.

(b)

Banking law provisions

(1)

Trust powers

The first section of the Act entitled An Act to place authority over the trust powers of national banks in the Comptroller of the Currency, approved September 28, 1962 (12 U.S.C. 92a), is amended—

(A)

in subsection (a), by striking committee of estates of lunatics,; and

(B)

in subsection (b), by striking committee of estates of lunatics.

(2)

Consolidation and mergers of banks

The National Bank Consolidation and Merger Act (12 U.S.C. 215 et seq.) is amended—

(A)

in section 2 (12 U.S.C. 215)—

(i)

in subsection (e), by striking receiver, and committee of estates of lunatics and inserting and receiver; and

(ii)

in subsection (f), by striking receiver, or committee of estates of lunatics and inserting or receiver; and

(B)

in section 3 (12 U.S.C. 215a)—

(i)

in subsection (e), by striking receiver, and committee of estates of lunatics and inserting and receiver; and

(ii)

in subsection (f), by striking receiver, or committee of estates of lunatics and inserting or receiver.

Passed the Senate May 23, 2012.

Nancy Erickson,

Secretary