H.R.685 - Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

To amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Short: Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 11 of the United States Code, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 - Amends Federal bankruptcy law governing: (1) conversion of bankruptcy petitions; (2) abusive creditor practices; (3) domestic support obligations; (4) consumer protections, including protection of personally identifiable info

Official Summary

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 - Amends Federal bankruptcy law governing:
(1) conversion of bankruptcy petitions;
(2) abusive creditor practices;
(3) domestic support obligations;
(4) consumer protections, including protection of personally identifiable information;
(5) measures to discourage bankruptcy abuse, including reduction of the homestead exemption for fraud;
(6) guidelines for general and small business bankruptcies, including appointment of a committee of retired employees;
(7) bankruptcy data dissemination and bankruptcy tax provisions;
(8) ancillary and other cross-border cases to incorporate the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency; and
(9) financial contracts and transfers entered into with an insolvent insured depository institution before its conservatorship or receivership. Reenacts Chapter 12, Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer with Regular Annual Income.Brings family fishermen within the purview of Federal bankruptcy protection.Prescribes guidelines for insolvent health care businesses and related patients' rights. Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2005 - Amends the Federal Judicial Code to mandate appointments for additional temporary bankruptcy judgeships in designated States. Prescribes additional consumer credit disclosures, including open end credit plans and introductory rates.

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