Public Notice regarding Proposed Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania proposes to amend certain of its Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms.  The changes have been provisionally approved by the Bankruptcy Judges.  The Court hereby offers public notice of the proposed amendments and seeks public comment by November 10, 2017.  The amendments to the Local Rules and Forms will become effective on December 1, 2017.

PUBLIC NOTICE

OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL BANKRUPTCY
RULES AND FORMS FOR THE U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA TO
BECOME EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2017

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDS NOVEMBER 10, 2017
NOTICE DATE:  OCTOBER 10, 2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania proposes to amend certain of its Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms.  The changes have been provisionally approved by the Bankruptcy Judges.  The Court hereby offers public notice of the proposed amendments and seeks public comment.  The amendments to the Local Rules will become effective on December 1, 2017.

Many of the Local Rule amendments were necessary to comply with changes to the Federal Rules.  A new Local Form Chapter 13 Plan is also being adopted. 

Please review these Amended Local Rules and Forms carefully before submitting comments.  The proposed amendments reflect the input of members of the creditors’ and debtors’ bar, as well as the Chapter 13 Trustee, and the Clerk’s Office.

Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted either by email to PAMB_Local_Rules@pamb.uscourts.gov or by U.S. Mail to the Honorable Henry W. Van Eck, Ronald Reagan Federal Building, 228 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101.  Comments must be submitted no later than November 10, 2017.

Proposed amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules:   Redlined Version*      Clean Version*.

Proposed amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Forms:  Redlined Version*      Clean Version*.

Proposed new Local Form Chapter 13 Plan:  Clean Version*.

 

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