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108 STAT. 4108 PUBLIC LAW 103-394—OCT. 22, 1994 SEC. 102. JURISDICTION TO REVIEW INTERLOCUTORY ORDERS INCREASING OR REDUCING CERTAIN TIME PERIODS FOR FILING PLAN. Section 158(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking "from" the first place it appears and all that follows through "decrees,", and inserting the following: "(1) from final judgments, orders, and decrees; "(2) from interlocutory orders and decrees issued under section 1121(d) of title 11 increasing or reducing the time periods referred to in section 1121 of such title; and "(3) with leave of the court, from other interlocutory orders and decrees;". SEC. 103. EXPEDITED PROCEDURE FOR REAFFIRMATION OF DEBTS. (a) REAFFIRMATION.— Section 524(c) of title 11, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (2)— (A) by inserting "(A)" after "(2)", (B) by adding "and" at the end, and (C) by inserting after subparagraph (A), as so designated, the following: "(B) such agreement contains a clear and conspicuous statement which advises the debtor that such agreement is not required under this title, under nonbankruptcy law, or under any agreement not in accordance with the provisions of this subsection;", and (2) in paragraph (3)— (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by striking "such agreement" the last place it appears, (B) in subparagraph (A)— (i) by inserting "such agreement" after "(A)", and (ii) by striking "and" at the end, (C) in subparagraph (B)— (i) by inserting "such agreement" after "(B)", and (ii) by adding "and" at the end, and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(C) the attorney fully advised the debtor of the legal effect and consequences of— "(i) an agreement of the kind specified in this subsection; and "(ii) any default under such an agreement;". (b) EFFECT OF DISCHARGE.— The third sentence of section 524(d) of title 11, United States Code, is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by inserting "and was not represented by an attorney during the course of negotiating such agreement" after "this section". SEC. 104. POWERS OF BANKRUPTCY COURTS. (a) STATUS CONFERENCES.— Section 105 of title 11, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(d) The court, on its own motion or on the request of a party in interest, may— "(1) hold a status conference regarding any case or proceeding under this title after notice to the parties in interest; and "(2) unless inconsistent with another provision of this title or with applicable Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure,