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H.R. 2366 (115th): Discharge Student Loans in Bankruptcy Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of May 4, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2366

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Katko, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Tonko, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Sinema, and Ms. Lofgren) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 11 of the United States Code to make student loans dischargeable.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Discharge Student Loans in Bankruptcy Act of 2017.

2.

Exception to discharge

Section 523(a) of title 11, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking paragraph (8); and

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (9) through (14B) as paragraphs (8) through (14A), respectively.

3.

Conforming amendments

Title 11, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in section 704(c)(1)(C)(iv)(I) by striking (14A) and inserting (14);

(2)

in section 1106(c)(1)(C)(iv)(I) by striking (14A) and inserting (14);

(3)

in section 1202(c)(1)(C)(iv)(I) by striking (14A) and inserting (14); and

(4)

in section 1328(a)(2) by striking (8), or (9) and inserting or (8).

4.

Effective date; application of amendments

(a)

Effective date

Except as provided in subsection (b), this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b)

Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Act shall apply only with respect to cases commenced under title 11 of the United States Code on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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