S. 1889 (99th): A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code, relating to bankruptcy, to prevent discharge of administratively ordered support obligations.


Dec 2, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 11, 1986 but was never passed by the House.


Jeremiah Denton Jr.
Senator from Alabama

See Instead:

H.R. 4687 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 24, 1986

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
Amends Federal bankruptcy provisions to prevent the discharge of any order, rule, or determination made pursuant to a State administrative process for obtaining and enforcing child or spousal support orders.

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H.R. 4687 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 1986

H.R. 5316 (Related)
Bankruptcy Judges, United States Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 27, 1986

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The “S.” in “S. 1889” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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Dec 2, 1985
Reported by Committee
Mar 6, 1986
Passed Senate
Mar 11, 1986
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.


24 cosponsors (19R, 5D) (show)
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