(a)Except as provided in subsection (b)(1), a person selected under section
1302 of this title to serve as trustee in a case under this title qualifies if before seven days after such selection, and before beginning official duties, such person has filed with the court a bond in favor of the United States conditioned on the faithful performance of such official duties.
(1)The United States trustee qualifies wherever such trustee serves as trustee in a case under this title.
(2)The United States trustee shall determine—
(A)the amount of a bond required to be filed under subsection (a) of this section; and
(B)the sufficiency of the surety on such bond.
(c)A trustee is not liable personally or on such trustee’s bond in favor of the United States for any penalty or forfeiture incurred by the debtor.
(d)A proceeding on a trustee’s bond may not be commenced after two years after the date on which such trustee was discharged.
322(a) is modified to include a trustee serving in a railroad reorganization under subchapter IV of chapter 11.
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A trustee qualifies in a case by filing, within five days after selection, a bond in favor of the United States, conditioned on the faithful performance of his official duties. This section is derived from the Bankruptcy Act section
50b [section 78(b) of former title 11]. The court is required to determine the amount of the bond and the sufficiency of the surety on the bond. Subsection (c), derived from Bankruptcy Act section
50i [section 78(i) of former title 11], relieves the trustee from personal liability and from liability on his bond for any penalty or forfeiture incurred by the debtor. Subsection (d), derived from section
50m [section 78(m) of former title 11], fixes a two-year statute of limitations on any action on a trustee’s bond. Finally, subsection (e) dispenses with the bonding requirement for the United States trustee.
2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–16substituted “seven days” for “five days”.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–394substituted “1202, or 1302” for “1302, or 1202”.
1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–554, § 257(d), inserted reference to section
1202 of this title.
Pub. L. 99–554, § 207(1), substituted “Except as provided in subsection (b)(1), a person” for “A person”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–554, § 207(2), amended subsec. (b) generally, adding par. (1), designating existing provisions as par. (2), substituting “The United States trustee” for “The court”, “(A) the amount” for “(1) the amount”, and “(B) the sufficiency” for “(2) the sufficiency”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–394effective Oct. 22, 1994, and not applicable with respect to cases commenced under this title before Oct. 22, 1994, see section 702 ofPub. L. 103–394, set out as a note under section
101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment
Effective date and applicability of amendment by section 207 ofPub. L. 99–554dependent upon the judicial district involved, see section 302(d), (e) ofPub. L. 99–554, set out as a note under section
581 of Title
28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
Amendment by section 257 ofPub. L. 99–554effective 30 days after Oct. 27, 1986, but not applicable to cases commenced under this title before that date, see section 302(a), (c)(1) ofPub. L. 99–554.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–353effective with respect to cases filed 90 days after July 10, 1984, see section 552(a) ofPub. L. 98–353, set out as a note under section
101 of this title.
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