H.R. 1626: Statutory Time-Periods Technical Amendments Act of 2009

H.R. 1626

Statutory Time-Periods Technical Amendments Act of 2009

April 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.R. 1626 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on March 19, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1626 makes several technical changes to court timelines and filing deadlines in bankruptcy and criminal court proceedings, including some procedural changes in cases involving classified materials. The provisions of the bill would take effect on December 1, 2009.


This legislation, co-sponsored by Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith, seeks to address concerns that court filing deadlines do not provide sufficient time for parties in legal proceedings to prepare necessary materials for submission or disclosure. This bill adds between two and four days for certain legal procedures.


There is no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate available for H.R. 1626.