28 U.S. Code Chapter 6 - BANKRUPTCY JUDGES

Sec. 151. Designation of bankruptcy courts. 152. Appointment of bankruptcy judges. 153. Salaries; character of service. 154. Division of business; chief judge. [1]    So in original. Does not conform to section catchline. 155. Temporary transfer of bankruptcy judges. 156. Staff; expenses. 157. Procedures. 158. Appeals. 159. Bankruptcy statistics.
Amendments

2005—Pub. L. 109–8, title VI, § 601(b),Apr. 20, 2005, 119 Stat. 120, added item 159.
Prior Provisions

A prior chapter 6, consisting of sections 151 to 160, which was added by Pub. L. 95–598, title II, § 201(a),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2657, as amended by Pub. L. 97–164, title I, § 110(d),Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 29, and which related to bankruptcy courts, did not become effective pursuant to section 402(b) ofPub. L. 95–598, as amended, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 11, Bankruptcy.
Courts During Transition

Pub. L. 95–598, title IV, § 404,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2683, as amended by Pub. L. 98–249, § 1(b),Mar. 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 116; Pub. L. 98–271, § 1(b),Apr. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 163; Pub. L. 98–299, § 1(b),May 25, 1984, 98 Stat. 214; Pub. L. 98–325, § 1(b),June 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 268; Pub. L. 98–353, title I, § 121(b),July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 345, which provided that, for purposes of Pub. L. 95–598, which enacted Title 11, Bankruptcy, and the amendments made by Pub. L. 95–598, the courts of bankruptcy as defined under section 1(10) of former Title 11, created under section 11(a) of former Title 11, and existing on Sept. 30, 1979, continue to be courts of bankruptcy during the transition period beginning Oct. 1, 1979, and ending July 9, 1984, made provision for extension of the term of office of referees in bankruptcy serving on Nov. 6, 1978, and for such a referee to have the title of United States bankruptcy judge, established for each State a merit screening committee to pass on qualifications of such a referee and determine if the term of such a referee should be extended, and set forth the rules and provisions applicable to United States bankruptcy judges during the transition period, was repealed by Pub. L. 98–353, title I, §§ 114, 122 (a),July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 343, 346, eff. July 10, 1984.
Transition Study

Pub. L. 95–598, title IV, § 406,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2686, as amended by Pub. L. 98–249, § 1(c),Mar. 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 116; Pub. L. 98–271, § 1(c),Apr. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 163; Pub. L. 98–299, § 1(c),May 25, 1984, 98 Stat. 214; Pub. L. 98–325, § 1(c),June 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 268; Pub. L. 98–353, title I, § 121(c),July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 346, which provided that during the transition period, Oct. 1, 1979, to July 9, 1984, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts make continuing studies and surveys in the judicial districts to determine the number of bankruptcy judges needed after July 9, 1984, to provide for the expeditious and effective administration of justice, their regular places of offices, and the places where the court was to be held, and that the Director report to the judicial councils of the circuits and the Judicial Conference of the United States his recommendations, the judicial councils advise the Conference of their recommendations, and the Conference recommend to the Congress and the President, before Jan. 3, 1983, the number of bankruptcy judges needed after July 9, 1984, and the locations at which they were to serve, was repealed by Pub. L. 98–353, title I, §§ 114, 122 (a),July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 343, 346, eff. July 10, 1984.
Judicial Administration During Transition

Pub. L. 95–598, title IV, § 407,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2686, which provided that the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts appoint a committee of not fewer than seven United States bankruptcy judges to advise the Director with respect to matters arising during the transition period or that are relevant to the purposes of the transition period, and directed that during the transition period, the chief judge of each circuit summon at least one bankruptcy judge from each judicial district within the circuit to the judicial conference of such circuit called and held under section 332 of this title, was repealed by Pub. L. 98–353, title I, §§ 114, 122 (a),July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 343, 346, eff. July 10, 1984.
Extension and Termination of Term of Office of Bankruptcy Judge Serving on June 27, 1984

Pub. L. 98–353, title I, § 121(e),July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 346, provided that: “The term of office of any bankruptcy judge who was serving on June 27, 1984, is extended to and shall expire at the end of the day of enactment of this Act [July 10, 1984].”
[Section 121(e) ofPub. L. 98–353effective June 27, 1984, see section 122(c) ofPub. L. 98–353, set out as an Effective Date note under section 151 of this title.]
For prior extensions of the term of office of bankruptcy judges see:
Pub. L. 98–325, § 2,June 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 268.
Pub. L. 98–299, § 2,May 25, 1984, 98 Stat. 214.
Pub. L. 98–271, § 2,Apr. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 163.
Pub. L. 98–249, § 2,Mar. 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 116.


Footnotes
[1]  So in original. Does not conform to section catchline.

 

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