As previously advised, on September 5th, the Senate unanimously passed S. 1107. The Act, introduced on May 11th, amends the federal judicial code convert certain temporary bankruptcy judges to permanent judges in several states, authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges in some districts, as well as increase the quarterly fee payable to the U.S. trustee by chapter 11 debtors whose disbursements equal or exceed $1 million in a fiscal year.
The act was passed immediately after a substitute amendment to the Act by Senator Grassley was adopted by unanimous consent, however the content of the substitute amendment (S.A. 787) was unavailable at the time the Bill was passed.
The amendment has now been published and I have attached a copy for your convenience. The amendment adds proposed Senate Bill 1237, the Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act to the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act.