11 U.S. Code § 1221 - Filing of plan

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The debtor shall file a plan not later than 90 days after the order for relief under this chapter, except that the court may extend such period if the need for an extension is attributable to circumstances for which the debtor should not justly be held accountable.

Source

(Added and amended Pub. L. 99–554, title II, § 255, title III, § 302(f),Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3109, 3124; Pub. L. 103–65, §§ 1, 2,Aug. 6, 1993, 107 Stat. 311; Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title I, § 149(a),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–610; Pub. L. 106–5, § 1(1), (2),Mar. 30, 1999, 113 Stat. 9; Pub. L. 106–70, § 1,Oct. 9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1031; Pub. L. 107–8, § 1,May 11, 2001, 115 Stat. 10; Pub. L. 107–17, § 1,June 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 151; Pub. L. 107–170, § 1,May 7, 2002, 116 Stat. 133; Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10814(a),May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 107–377, § 2(a),Dec. 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 3115; Pub. L. 108–73, § 2(a),Aug. 15, 2003, 117 Stat. 891; Pub. L. 108–369, § 2(a),Oct. 25, 2004, 118 Stat. 1749; Pub. L. 109–8, title X, § 1001(a)(1), (c),Apr. 20, 2005, 119 Stat. 185, 186.)
Codification

For repeal of section effective Oct. 1, 1998, and subsequent reenactment of section, see note set out preceding section 1201 of this title.
Amendments

1993—Pub. L. 103–65substituted “the need for an extension is attributable to circumstances for which the debtor should not justly be held accountable” for “an extension is substantially justified”.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–65, § 3,Aug. 6, 1993, 107 Stat. 311, provided that:
“(a) Effective Date.—Except as provided in subsection (b), this Act [amending this section and provisions set out as a note under section 581 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure] and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 6, 1993].
“(b) Application of Amendment Made by Section 2.—The amendment made by section 2 [amending this section] shall not apply with respect to cases commenced under title 11 of the United States Code before the date of the enactment of this Act.”

 

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