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Public Law No: 112-231 (12/28/2012)

 
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Public Law 112-231
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
     To strike the word ``lunatic'' from Federal law, and for other 
             purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 28, 2012 -  [S. 2367]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: 21st Century 
Language Act of 2012.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 1 USC 1 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``21st Century Language Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. MODERNIZATION OF LANGUAGE REFERRING TO PERSONS WHO ARE 
                    MENTALLY ILL.

    (a) Words Denoting Number, Gender, and So Forth.--Section 1 of title 
1, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and `lunatic' ''; and
            (2) by striking ``lunatic,''.

    (b) Banking Law Provisions.--
            (1) Trust powers.--The first section of the Act entitled 
        ``An Act to place authority over the trust powers of national 
        banks in the Comptroller of the Currency'', approved September 
        28, 1962 (12 U.S.C. 92a), is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``committee of 
                estates of lunatics,''; and
                    (B) in subsection (j), by striking ``committee of 
                estates of lunatics''.
            (2) Consolidation and mergers of banks.--The National Bank 
        Consolidation and Merger Act (12 U.S.C. 215 et seq.) is 
        amended--
                    (A) in section 2 (12 U.S.C. 215)--
                          (i) in subsection (e), by striking ``receiver, 
                      and committee of estates of lunatics'' and 
                      inserting ``and receiver''; and
                          (ii) in subsection (f), by striking 
                      ``receiver, or committee of estates of lunatics'' 
                      and inserting ``or receiver''; and
                    (B) in section 3 (12 U.S.C. 215a)--
                          (i) in subsection (e), by striking ``receiver, 
                      and committee of estates of lunatics'' and 
                      inserting ``and receiver''; and

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                          (ii) in subsection (f), by striking 
                      ``receiver, or committee of estates of lunatics'' 
                      and inserting ``or receiver''.

    Approved December 28, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2367:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
            May 23, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 5, considered and passed House.

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