2011 US Code
Title 11 - Bankruptcy
Chapter 9 - ADJUSTMENT OF DEBTS OF A MUNICIPALITY (§§ 901 - 946)
Subchapter I - GENERAL PROVISIONS (§§ 901 - 904)
Section 904 - Limitation on jurisdiction and powers of court

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2006 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 11 - BANKRUPTCY
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 11 - BANKRUPTCY
CHAPTER 9 - ADJUSTMENT OF DEBTS OF A MUNICIPALITY
SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 904 - Limitation on jurisdiction and powers of court
Containssection 904
Date2011
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 3, 2012
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 95-598, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2622.
Statutes at Large Reference92 Stat. 2622
Public Law ReferencePublic Law 95-598

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11 USC § 904 (2011)
§904. Limitation on jurisdiction and powers of court

Notwithstanding any power of the court, unless the debtor consents or the plan so provides, the court may not, by any stay, order, or decree, in the case or otherwise, interfere with—

(1) any of the political or governmental powers of the debtor;

(2) any of the property or revenues of the debtor; or

(3) the debtor's use or enjoyment of any income-producing property.

(Pub. L. 95–598, Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2622.)

Historical and Revision Notes senate report no. 95–989

This section adopts the policy of section 82(c) of current law [section 402(c) of former title 11]. The only change in this section from section 82(c) is to conform the section to the style and cross-references of S. 2266.

house report no. 95–595

This section adopts the policy of section 82(c) of current law [section 402(c) of former title 11]. The Usery case underlines the need for this limitation on the court's powers. The only change in this section from section 82(c) is to conform the section to the style and cross-references of H.R. 8200. This section makes clear that the court may not interfere with the choices a municipality makes as to what services and benefits it will provide to its inhabitants.

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