H.R.2266 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017

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H.R.2266 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017


The bill converts the temporary office of bankruptcy judge to the permanent office of bankruptcy judge in some judicial districts. The temporary status is a result of expanding the number of bankruptcy judges in the wake of the recession in 2008.

Those districts are Delaware (4 judges), Southern District of Florida (2 judges), Maryland (1 judge), Eastern District of Michigan (Office made permanent), Nevada (Office made permanent), Eastern District of North Carolina (Office made permanent), Puerto Rico (Office made permanent), Eastern Virginia (Office made permanent)

 (Full text of H.R. 2266 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] (Introduced 05/01/2017)

Status: Passed House / Passed Senate /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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On Passage: Agreed to by unanimous consent

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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