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1 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML TH CONGRESS D SESSION [DISCUSSION DRAFT] H. R. ll To amend title of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Ml. llllll introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on llllllllllllll A BILL To amend title of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 0. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

2 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 SEC.. GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO COVERED FI- NANCIAL CORPORATIONS. (a) DEFINITION. Section 0 of title, United States Code, is amended by inserting the following after paragraph (): (A) The term covered financial corporation means any corporation incorporated or organized under any Federal or State law, other than a stockbroker, a commodity broker, or an entity of the kind specified in paragraph () or () of section 0(b), that is (A) a bank holding company, as defined in section (a) of the Bank Holding Company Act of ; or (B) predominantly engaged in activities that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has determined are financial in nature or incidental to such financial activity for purposes of section (k) of the Bank Holding Company Act of.. (b) APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTERS. Section 0 of title, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: (l) Subchapter V of chapter of this title applies only in a case under chapter concerning a covered financial corporation.. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

3 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 (c) WHO MAY BE ADEBTOR. Section 0 of title, United States Code, is amended () in subsection (b) (A) in paragraph (), by striking or at the end; (B) in paragraph ()(B), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or ; and (C) by adding at the end the following: () a covered financial corporation. ; and () in subsection (d) (A) by striking and before an uninsured State member bank ; (B) by striking or before a corporation ; and (C) by inserting, or a covered financial corporation after Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of. (d) INVOLUNTARY CASES. Section 0 of title, the United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: (k) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, an involuntary case may be commenced under subchapter V of chapter only in accordance with section.. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

4 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 SEC.. LIQUIDATION, REORGANIZATION, OR RECAPITAL- IZATION OF A COVERED FINANCIAL COR- PORATION. Chapter of title, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: SUBCHAPTER V LIQUIDATION, REORGANIZA- TION, OR RECAPITALIZATION OF A COV- ERED FINANCIAL CORPORATION. Inapplicability of other sections Sections (c) and (b) do not apply in a case under this subchapter concerning a covered financial corporation.. Definitions for this subchapter In this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply: () The term Board means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. () The term bridge company means a newlyformed corporation the equity securities of which are transferred trust under section (a). () The term capital structure debt means all unsecured debt of the debtor, other than a qualified contract, for which the debtor is the primary obligor. () The term contractual right means a contractual right of a kind defined in section,,, or 0. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

5 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () The term qualified financial contract means any contract of a kind defined in paragraph (), (A), (), or (B) of section 0, section (), or paragraph (), (), (), or () of section.. Commencement of a case concerning a covered financial corporation (a) A case under this chapter concerning a covered financial corporation may be commenced by the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court () under section 0; or () section 0 by the Board only if the Board certifies in the petition that it has determined that (A) the covered financial corporation (i) has incurred losses that will deplete all or substantially all of the capital of the covered financial corporation, and there is no reasonable prospect for the covered financial corporation to avoid such depletion; (ii) is insolvent; (iii) is not paying, or is unable to pay, the debts of the covered financial corporation (other than debts subject to a f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

6 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 bona fide dispute as to liability or amount) as they become due; or (iv) is likely to be in a financial condition specified in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) sufficiently soon such that the immediate commencement of a case under this subchapter is necessary to prevent imminent substantial harm to financial stability in the United States; (B) the commencement of a case under this title and the effect of a transfer under section is necessary to prevent imminent substantial harm to financial stability in the United States; and (C) the bankruptcy court determines, after a hearing described in subsection (b), that the Board has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the requirements under subparagraphs (A) and (B) have been satisfied. (b)() A hearing described in this subsection is a hearing held not later than hours after the Board files a petition under subsection (a)(), with notice only to (A) the covered financial corporation; (B) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

7 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 (C) the Secretary of the Treasury. () Only the Board and the entities specified in paragraph () and their counsel may attend or participate in a hearing described in this subsection. Transcripts of such hearing shall be sealed until the earlier of (A) months after the commencement of a bankruptcy case; and (B) months after the conclusion of the hearing. () All pleadings, transcripts, and orders shall be filed under seal during the -hour period beginning when the case is commenced and may be available to only the bankruptcy court, appellate panel, the covered financial corporation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Board. Notwithstanding paragraph (), if the case is dismissed, all court documents, including pleadings, transcripts, and orders, shall be expunged. If the case is not dismissed, the court documents shall be made available to the entities specified in section (b) immediately and shall be sealed with respect to all other entities until the expiration of the 0- day period beginning on the date the case is commenced. () The bankruptcy court shall enter, not later than hours after the filing of the Board s petition under sec- f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

8 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 tion 0, an order either dismissing the case or ordering relief against the covered financial corporation. (c)() The covered financial corporation or the Board may file an appeal in the court of appeals for review by the appellate panel of a determination made by the bankruptcy court under subsection (a)()(c) not later than hour after the bankruptcy court makes such determination, with notice only to the entities specified in subsection (b)() and the Board. () The appellate panel specified under section (c)() of title for the judicial circuit in which the case is pending shall hear the appeal under paragraph () and review within hours of the determination of the bankruptcy court under subsection (a)()(b) such determination for abuse of discretion. The appellate panel shall enter an order determining the matter that is the subject of the appeal not later than hours after the appeal is filed. () Notwithstanding sections and of title, the determination of a decision by a appellate panel under this section is final and may not be appealed further. (d)() The commencement of a case under subsection (a)() constitutes an order for relief under this subchapter. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

9 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () In a case commenced under subsection (a)(), the bankruptcy court shall promptly order relief under this subchapter if (A) the bankruptcy court makes a determination under subsection (a)()(c) that the requirements of subsections (a)()(a) and (a)()(b) have been satisfied; and (B)(i) the period for appeal under subsection (c)() has expired without an appeal having been filed; or (ii) the appellate panel affirms the determination of the bankruptcy court under subsection (c)(). () Notwithstanding paragraph (), the bankruptcy court shall order relief immediately in a case commenced under subsection (a)() if the debtor consents to the Board s petition under subsection (a)().. Regulators The Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation may raise and may appear and be heard on any issue in any case or proceeding under this subchapter.. Special transfer of property of the estate (a) On request of the trustee or the Board, and after notice and a hearing that shall occur not less than hours after the commencement of the case, the court may order a transfer under this section of property of the es- f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

10 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML tate to a bridge company. Except as provided under this section, the provisions of section shall apply to a transfer under this section. (b) Unless the court orders otherwise, notice of a request for an order under subsection (a) shall consist of electronic or telephonic notice of not less than hours to () the debtor; () the trustee; () the holders of the 0 largest secured claims against the debtor; () the holders of the 0 largest unsecured claims against the debtor; () counterparties to any qualified financial contract requested to be transferred under this section; () the Board; () the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; () the Secretary of the Treasury; () the United States trustee or bankruptcy administrator; and (0) each primary financial regulatory agency, as defined in section () of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, with f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

11 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 respect to any affiliate that is proposed to be transferred under this section. (c) The court may not order a transfer under this section unless the court determines, based upon a preponderance of the evidence, that () the transfer under this section is necessary to prevent imminent substantial harm to financial stability in the United States; () the proposed transfer does not provide for the assumption of any capital structure debt by the bridge company; and () the Board certifies to the court that the Board has determined that the bridge company provides adequate assurance of future performance of any executory contract or unexpired lease assumed and assigned to the bridge company, and of payment of any debt assumed by the bridge company, in the transfer under this section. (d) The bridge company that is the recipient of a transfer under this section shall () not have any property, executory contracts, unexpired leases, or debts, other than any property acquired or executory contracts, unexpired leases, or debts assumed when acting as a transferee of a transfer under this section; f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

12 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () have equity securities that solely are property of the estate, which may be sold or distributed solely in accordance with section ; and () obtain court approval of the governing documents of the bridge company, including the initial the directors and senior officers of the corporation.. Special trustee (a) On request of the trustee or the Board, the court may order the trustee to transfer to a trust all of the equity securities in the bridge corporation that is the recipient of a transfer under section to hold in trust for the sole benefit of the estate if () the trust is a newly-formed entity that shall be formed at the direction of the trustee and shall exist for the sole purpose of holding and administering the securities of the bridge company in accordance with the trust agreement; and () the court approves (A) the trust agreement governing the trust; and (B) the appointment of a trustee to administer such trust (in this subchapter referred to as the special trustee ). (b) The trust agreement governing the trust shall provide f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

13 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () for the payment of the costs and expenses of the special trustee from the assets of the debtor s estate; () that the special trustee provide (A) periodic reporting to the estate and the bankruptcy court; and (B) information about the bridge company as reasonably requested by a party in interest to prepare a disclosure statement for a plan providing for distribution of any securities of the bridge company if such information is necessary to prepare such disclosure statement; () that the special trustee provide notice to the bankruptcy court in connection with (A) any change in a director or senior officer of the bridge company; (B) any modification to the governing documents of the bridge company; and (C) any material corporate action of the bridge company, including (i) recapitalization; (ii) a liquidity borrowing; (iii) termination of an intercompany debt or guarantee; f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

14 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 (iv) a transfer of a substantial portion of the assets of the bridge company; or (v) the issuance or sale of any securities of the bridge company; () that the proceeds of the sale of any equity securities of the bridge company by the special trustee be held in trust for the benefit of or transferred to the estate; and () that the property held in trust by the special trustee is subject to distribution in accordance with the plan and subsection (c). (c) The special trustee shall distribute the assets held in trust in accordance with the plan on the effective date of the plan and, as soon thereafter as practicable, thereafter the office of the special trustee shall terminate, except as may be necessary to wind up and conclude the business and financial affairs of the trust. (d) After a transfer under section, the special trustee shall be subject only to applicable nonbankruptcy law, and the actions and conduct of the special trustee shall no longer be subject to approval by the court in the case under this subchapter. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

15 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0. Temporary and supplemental automatic stay; assumed debt (a)() A petition filed under section operates as a stay, applicable to all entities, of the termination, acceleration, or modification of any debt, lease, or agreement of the kind described in paragraph (), or of any right or obligation under any such debt, contract, lease, or agreement, solely because of (A) a default by the debtor under any such debt, contract, lease, or agreement; (B) a provision in such debt, contract, lease, or agreement, or in applicable nonbankruptcy law, that is conditioned on (i) the insolvency or financial condition of the debtor at any time before the closing of the case; (ii) the commencement of a case under this title concerning the debtor; (iii) the appointment of or taking possession by a trustee in a case under this title concerning the debtor or by a custodian before the commencement of the case; (iv) a credit rating agency rating, or absence or withdrawal of a credit rating agency rating f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

16 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 (I) of the debtor at any time after the commencement of the case; (II) of an affiliate during the hours after the commencement of the case; or (III) while the special trustee is a direct or indirect beneficial holder of more than 0 percent of the equity securities of (aa) the bridge company; or (bb) an affiliate, if all of the direct or indirect interests in the affiliate that are property of the estate are transferred under section. () A debt, contract, lease, or agreement described in this paragraph is (A) any debt (other than capital structure debt), executory contract (other than a qualified financial contract), or unexpired lease of the debtor; (B) any agreement under which the debtor issued or is obligated for debt (other than capital structure debt); (C) any debt, executory contract (other than a qualified financial contract), or unexpired lease of an affiliate; or f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

17 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 (D) any agreement under which an affiliate issued or is obligated for debt. () The stay under this subsection terminates (A) for the benefit of the debtor, upon the earliest of (i) hours after the commencement of the case; (ii) assumption of the debt, contract, lease, or agreement under an order authorizing a transfer under section ; or (iii) a final order of the court denying the request for a transfer under section ; and (B) for the benefit of an affiliate, upon the earliest of (i) entry of an order authorizing a transfer under section in which the direct or indirect interests in the affiliate that are property of the estate are not transferred under section ; (ii) a determination by the court denying the request for a transfer under section ; or (iii) hours after the commencement of the case if the court has not ordered a transfer under section. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

18 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () Subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g) of section apply to a stay under this subsection. (b) A debt, executory contract (other than a qualified financial contract), or unexpired lease of the debtor, or an agreement under which the debtor has issued or is obligated for any debt, may be assumed by a bridge company in a transfer under section notwithstanding any provision in an agreement or in applicable nonbankruptcy law that () prohibits, restricts, or conditions the assignment of the debt, contract, lease, or agreement; or () terminates or modifies, or permits a party other than the debtor to terminate or modify, the debt, contract, lease, or agreement on account of (A) the assignment of the debt, contract, lease, or agreement; or (B) a change in control of any party to the debt, contract, lease, or agreement. (c)() A debt, contract, lease, or agreement of the kind described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (a)() may not be terminated or modified, and any right or obligation under such debt, contract, lease, or agreement may not be terminated or modified, as to the bridge company solely because of a provision in the debt, con- f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

19 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 tract, lease, or agreement or in applicable nonbankruptcy law (A) of the kind described in subsection (a)()(b) as applied to the debtor; (B) that prohibits, restricts, or conditions the assignment of the debt, contract, lease, or agreement; or (C) that terminates or modifies, or permits a party other than the debtor to terminate or modify, the debt, contract, lease or agreement on account of (i) the assignment of the debt, contract, lease, or agreement; or (ii) a change in control of any party to the debt, contract, lease, or agreement. () If there is a default by the debtor under a provision other than the kind described in paragraph () in a debt, contract, lease or agreement of the kind described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (a)(), the bridge company may assume such debt, contract, lease, or agreement only if the bridge company (A) cures, or provides adequate assurance to the court in connection with a transfer under section that the bridge company will promptly cure, the default; f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

20 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML (B) compensates, or provides adequate assurance to the court in connection with a transfer under section that the bridge company will promptly compensate, a party other than the debtor to the debt, contract, lease, or agreement, for any actual pecuniary loss to the party resulting from the default; and (C) provides adequate assurance to the court in connection with a transfer under section of future performance under the debt, contract, lease, or agreement.. Treatment of qualified financial contracts and affiliate contracts (a) Notwithstanding sections (b)(), (b)(), (b)(), (b)(), (o),,,, 0, and, a petition filed under section operates as a stay, during the period specified in section (a)(), applicable to all entities, of the exercise of a contractual right () to cause the liquidation, termination, or acceleration of a qualified financial contract of the debtor or an affiliate; () to offset or net out any termination value, payment amount, or other transfer obligation arising under or in connection with a qualified financial contract of the debtor or an affiliate; f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 0000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

21 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () under any security agreement or arrangement or other credit enhancement forming a part of or related to a qualified financial contract of the debtor or an affiliate. (b)() During the period specified in section (a)(), the trustee or the affiliate shall perform all payment and delivery obligations under a qualified financial contract of the debtor or the affiliate, as the case may be, that become due after the commencement of the case. The stay provided under subsection (a) terminates as to a qualified financial contract of the debtor or an affiliate immediately upon the failure of the trustee or the affiliate, as the case may be, to perform any such obligation during such period. () A counterparty to any qualified financial contract of the debtor that is assumed and assigned in a transfer under section may perform any unperformed payment or delivery obligation under the qualified financial contract promptly after the assumption and assignment with the same effect as if the counterparty had timely performed such obligations. (c) A qualified financial contract between an entity and the debtor may not be assigned to or assumed by the bridge company in a transfer under section unless f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

22 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 () all qualified financial contracts between the entity and the debtor are assigned to and assumed by the bridge company in the transfer under section ; () all claims of the entity against the debtor under any qualified financial contract between the entity and the debtor (other than any claim that, under the terms of the qualified financial contract, is subordinated to the claims of general unsecured creditors) are assigned to and assumed by the bridge company; () all claims of the debtor against the entity under any qualified financial contract between the entity and the debtor are assigned to and assumed by the bridge company; and () all property securing or any other credit enhancement furnished by the debtor for any qualified financial contract described in paragraph () or any claim described in paragraph () or () under any qualified financial contract between the entity and the debtor is assigned to and assumed by the bridge company. (d) Section (b)() does not apply to a default under a qualified financial contract of the debtor that is f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

23 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 assumed and assigned in a transfer under section if the default () is a breach of a provision of the kind specified in section (a)()(b)(iv); or () in the case of a breach of a provision of the kind specified in section (a)()(b)(iv)(iii), occurs while the bridge company is a direct or indirect beneficial holder of more than 0 percent of the equity securities of the affiliate. (e) Notwithstanding any provision of a qualified financial contract or of applicable nonbankruptcy law, a qualified financial contract of the debtor that is assumed or assigned in a transfer under section may not be terminated or modified, and any right or obligation under the qualified financial contract may not be terminated or modified, at any time solely because of a condition described in section (a), after the entry of the order under section until such time as the special trustee is no longer the direct or indirect beneficial holder of more than 0 percent of the equity securities of the bridge company. (f) Notwithstanding any provision of any agreement or in applicable nonbankruptcy law, an agreement of an affiliate (including an executory contract, an unexpired lease, or an agreement under which the affiliate issued or f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

24 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 is obligated for debt) and any right or obligation under such agreement may not be terminated or modified, solely because of a condition described in section (b), at any time after the commencement of the case if () all direct or indirect interests in the affiliate that are property of the estate are transferred under section to the bridge company within the period specified in subsection (a); () the bridge company assumes (A) any guarantee or other credit enhancement issued by the debtor relating to the agreement of the affiliate; and (B) any right of setoff, netting arrangement, or debt of the debtor that directly arises out of or directly relates to the guarantee or credit enhancement; and () any property of the estate that directly serves as collateral for the guarantee or credit enhancement is transferred to the bridge company.. Licenses, permits, and registrations (a) Notwithstanding any otherwise applicable nonbankruptcy law, if a request is made under section for a transfer of property of the estate, any Federal, State, or local license, permit, or registration that the debtor or an affiliate had immediately before the commencement of f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

25 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 the case and that is proposed to be transferred under section may not be terminated or modified at any time after the request solely on account of () the insolvency or financial condition of the debtor at any time before the closing of the case; () the commencement of a case under this title concerning the debtor; or () the appointment of or taking possession by a trustee in a case under this title concerning the debtor or by a custodian before the commencement of the case. (b) Notwithstanding any otherwise applicable nonbankruptcy law, any Federal, State, or local license, permit, or registration that the debtor had immediately before the commencement of the case that is included in a transfer under section shall be valid and all rights and obligations thereunder shall vest in the bridge company. 0. Exemption from securities laws and special tax provisions For purposes of section, a security of the bridge company shall be deemed to be a security of a successor to the debtor under a plan if the court approves the disclosure statement for the plan as providing adequate information (as defined in section (a)) about the bridge company and the security. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

26 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0. Inapplicability of certain avoiding powers Except with respect to a capital structure debt, a transfer made or an obligation incurred by the debtor, including any obligation released by the debtor or the estate, to or for the benefit of an affiliate in a transfer under section is not avoidable under section,, (a)()(b), or, or under any similar nonbankruptcy law.. SEC.. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE, UNITED STATES CODE. (a) AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER. Chapter of title, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:. Judge for a case under subchapter V of title (a) Notwithstanding section, the Chief Justice of the United States shall designate not fewer than judges of the court of appeals in each circuit to serve on an appellate panel to be available to hear an appeal under section 0 in a case under title concerning a covered financial corporation. (b)() Notwithstanding section, the Chief Justice of the United States shall designate a panel of not fewer than 0 bankruptcy judges, who have significant experience with cases under title in which a financial institution or a company with assets or liabilities exceeding f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

27 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 $,000,000,000 is a debtor, to be available to hear a case under subchapter V of title. () Notwithstanding section, a case under subchapter V of title shall be heard under section by a bankruptcy judge designated under paragraph (), who shall be assigned to hear such case by the chief judge of the court of appeals for the circuit embracing the district in which the case is pending. () If the bankruptcy judge assigned to hear a case under paragraph () is not assigned to the district in which the case is pending, the bankruptcy judge shall be temporarily assigned to the district. (c)() Notwithstanding section, in an appeal under section (a) in a case under title concerning a covered financial corporation shall be heard by (A) judges selected from the appellate panel designated under subsection (a); or (B) if the judges of such panel are not immediately available to hear the case, judges from another appellate panel designated under subsection (a) from another circuit and assigned by the Chief Justice of the United States to hear the case; () If the appellate panel specified in paragraph () is not assigned to the district in which the case is pending, f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

28 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML 0 0 the appellate panel shall be temporarily assigned to the district. () A case under subchapter V of title, and all proceedings in the case, shall take place in the district in which the case is pending. (d) In this section, the term covered financial corporation has the meaning given that term in section 0(A) of title.. (b) AMENDMENT TO SECTION. Section of title, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: (f) This section does not grant jurisdiction to the district court after a transfer pursuant to an order under section of title of any proceeding related to a special trustee appointed, or to a bridge company formed, in connection with a case under subchapter V of title, and after a transfer pursuant to an order under section of title, the district courts in the district in which a case under title concerning a covered financial corporation (as defined in section 0 of title ) is pending shall not have jurisdiction over the property held in trust by the special trustee, the bridge company, or the property of the bridge company.. (c) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT. The table of sections for chapter of title, United f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt 0 C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

29 F:\JH\BKCY0\SUBCHAPV_00.XML States Code, is amended by adding at the end the fol- lowing:. Judge for a case under subchapter V of title.. f:\vhlc\00\00..xml ( ) July 0, 0 (: p.m.) VerDate Nov 00 0: Jul 0, 0 Jkt PO Frm 000 Fmt Sfmt C:\USERS\JHARMANN\APPDATA\ROAMING\SOFTQUAD\XMETAL\.0\GEN\C\SUBCHA~.

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