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H.R.646: Bankruptcy Nondiscrimination Enhancement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about finance and financial sector
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Sponsor Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Bankruptcy Nondiscrimination Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the federal bankruptcy code to prohibit private employers from denying employment to: (1) an individual who is or has been a debtor under either the bankruptcy code or the Bankruptcy Act, or (2) an individual associated with such debtor or bankrupt.

Eliminates from such prohibition the limitation applying it to a denial or termination of employment solely on the basis of debtor status (thus applying the prohibition to any case in which debtor status is not the sole basis for discrimination).


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.