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H.R. 2266 (115th): Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017


The text of the bill below is as of May 17, 2017 (Passed the House).

Summary of this bill

This bill is the vehicle for passage of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017.

The bill was originally introduced as the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 and passed both the House and the Senate. But the Senate made changes, sending it back to the House for approval. On October 12, 2017, the House changed the text of the bill to the disaster relief bill and sent it back to the Senate, per a self-executing rule in H.Res. 569, where the text of the disaster relief bill can be found.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2266

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend title 28 of the United States Code to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges; and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017.

2.

Conversion of the temporary office of bankruptcy judge to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge in certain judicial districts

(a)

District of Delaware

(1)

The temporary office of four bankruptcy judges authorized for the district of Delaware by section 1223(b)(1)(C) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(C) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(1) of this Act, and may be filled.

(2)

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the district of Delaware by section 3(a)(3) of Public Law 102–361 (106 Stat. 966; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 1223(c)(1) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 198; 28 U.S.C. 152 note) and section 2(b)(1) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 347; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(1) of this Act, and may be filled.

(b)

Southern District of Florida

The temporary office of two bankruptcy judges authorized for the southern district of Florida by section 1223(b)(1)(D) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(D) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(3) of this Act, and may be filled.

(c)

District of Maryland

The temporary office of one bankruptcy judge first appointed as authorized for the district of Maryland by section 1223(b)(1)(F) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(F) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(4) of this Act, and may be filled.

(d)

Eastern District of Michigan

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the eastern district of Michigan by section 1223(b)(1)(G) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(G) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(5) of this Act, and may be filled.

(e)

District of Nevada

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the district of Nevada by section 1223(b)(1)(T) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(Q) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(6) of this Act, and may be filled.

(f)

Eastern District of North Carolina

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the eastern district of North Carolina by section 1223(b)(1)(M) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(J) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(7) of this Act, and may be filled.

(g)

District of Puerto Rico

(1)

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the district of Puerto Rico by section 1223(b)(1)(P) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(M) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and represented in the amendment made by section 3(8) of this Act, and may be filled.

(2)

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the district of Puerto Rico by section 3(a)(7) of Public Law 102–361 (106 Stat. 966; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 1223(c)(1) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 198; 28 U.S.C. 152 note) and section 2(b)(1) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 347; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and is represented in the amendment made by section 3(8) of this Act, and may be filled.

(h)

Eastern District of Virginia

The temporary office of bankruptcy judge authorized for the eastern district of Virginia by section 1223(b)(1)(R) of Public Law 109–8 (119 Stat. 197; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), and extended by section 2(a)(1)(P) of Public Law 112–121 (126 Stat. 346; 28 U.S.C. 152 note), is converted hereby to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge and is represented in the amendment made by section 3(9) of this Act, and may be filled.

3.

Permanent office of bankruptcy judge authorized

To reflect the conversion of the temporary office of bankruptcy judge to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge made by the operation of section 2, and to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges, section 152(a)(2) of title 28 of the United States Code is amended—

(1)

in the item relating to the district of Delaware by striking 1 and inserting 8;

(2)

in the item relating to the middle district of Florida by striking 8 and inserting 9;

(3)

in the item relating to the southern district of Florida by striking 5 and inserting 7;

(4)

in the item relating to the district of Maryland by striking 4 and inserting 5;

(5)

in the item relating to the eastern district of Michigan by striking 4 and inserting 6;

(6)

in the item relating to the district of Nevada by striking 3 and inserting 4;

(7)

in the item relating to the eastern district of North Carolina by striking 2 and inserting 3;

(8)

in the item relating to the district of Puerto Rico by striking 2 and inserting 4; and

(9)

in the item relating to the eastern district of Virginia by striking 5 and inserting 6 .

4.

Bankruptcy Fees

(a)

Amendments to title 28 of the United States Code

Section 1930(a)(6) of title 28 of the United States Code is amended—

(1)

by striking (6) In and inserting (6)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), in; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

In any fiscal year, the quarterly fee payable for a quarter in which disbursements equal or exceed $1,000,000 shall be 1 percent of such disbursements or $250,000, whichever is less, unless the balance in the United States Trustee System Fund as of September 30 immediately preceding such fiscal year exceeds $200,000,000.

.

(b)

Deposits of certain fees for fiscal years 2018 through 2022

Notwithstanding section 589a(b) of title 28 of the United States Code, for each of the fiscal years 2018 through 2022—

(1)

97.5 percent of the fees collected under section 1930(a)(6) of such title shall be deposited as offsetting collections to the appropriation United States Trustee System Fund, to remain available until expended; and

(2)

2.5 percent of the fees collected under section 1930(a)(6) of such title shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury.

(c)

Effective date; application amendments

(1)

Effective date

Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section shall take effect on July 1, 2017, or on the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever is later.

(2)

Application of amendments

The amendments made by this section shall apply to quarterly fees payable under section 1930(a)(6) of title 28 of the United States Code, as amended by this section, for disbursements made in any calendar quarter that begins on or after the effective date of the amendments made by this section.

Passed the House of Representatives May 17, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.