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


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. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 2, 1985

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 6, 1986
Reported by Committee

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Mar 11, 1986
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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


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

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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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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