S. 256 (109th): Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

This was a vote to pass S. 256 (109th) in the Senate.

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) (Pub.L. 109–8, 119 Stat. 23, enacted April 20, 2005), is a legislative act that made several significant changes to the United States Bankruptcy Code. Referred to colloquially as the "New Bankruptcy Law", the Act of Congress attempts to, among other things, make it more difficult for some consumers to file bankruptcy under Chapter 7; some of these consumers may instead utilize Chapter 13. Voting record of S. 256.

It was passed by the 109th United States Congress on April 14, 2005 and signed into law by President George W. Bush on April 20, 2005. Most provisions of the act apply to cases filed on or after October 17, 2005.

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109th Congress
Mar 10, 2005
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Bill Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 74
55 18 1
  Nay 25
0 25 0
Not Voting 1
0 1 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

Vote Details

Notes: *Majority Leader’s Vote “Aye” or “Yea”?
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