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02/13/2020          

To amend title 11 of the United States Code to make debts for student loans dischargeable.

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02/13/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5899 

To amend title 11 of the United States Code to make debts for student 
loans dischargeable. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 13, 2020 
Mr. GROTHMAN (for himself, Mr. CORREA, and Mr. NORMAN) introduced the 

following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary 

A BILL 
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to make debts 

for student loans dischargeable. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. EXCEPTION TO DISCHARGE. 3

Section 523(a) of title 11, United States Code, is 4

amended— 5

(1) by striking paragraph (8); and 6

(2) by redesignating paragraphs (9) through 7

(14B) as paragraphs (8) through (14A), respec-8

tively. 9

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SEC. 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. 1

Title 11, United States Code, is amended— 2

(1) in section 704(c)(1)(C)(iv)(I) by striking 3

‘‘(14A)’’ and inserting ‘‘(14)’’; 4

(2) in section 1106(c)(1)(C)(iv)(I) by striking 5

‘‘(14A)’’ and inserting ‘‘(14)’’; 6

(3) in section 1202(c)(1)(C)(iv)(I) by striking 7

‘‘(14A)’’ and inserting ‘‘(14)’’; and 8

(4) in section 1328(a)(2) by striking ‘‘(8), or 9

(9)’’ and inserting ‘‘or (8)’’. 10

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS. 11

(a) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Except as provided in sub-12

section (b), this Act and the amendments made by this 13

Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this 14

Act. 15

(b) APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS.—The amend-16

ments made by this Act shall apply only with respect to 17

debts arising after the date of the enactment of this Act. 18

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Picture Name From Date Type
Glenn Grothman R-WI 02/13/2020 Sponsor
Ralph Norman R-SC 02/13/2020 Cosponsor
J Correa D-CA 02/13/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
03/10/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/13/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.Action By: House of Representatives
02/13/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5899. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/13/2020) This bill permits a borrower to discharge in bankruptcy a nonprofit, government, or private student loan, or an obligation to repay an educational benefit, scholarship, or stipend.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/13/2020) This bill permits a borrower to discharge in bankruptcy a nonprofit, government, or private student loan, or an obligation to repay an educational benefit, scholarship, or stipend.
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