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Thank you for your question. Congress doesn't have any pending legislation to make lump sum pension payments unlawful. I am not exactly sure where the genesis of your question comes from, but there is a plan by the IRS to change some pension payment tax rules that would effectively end the advantage of lump sum pension payouts. You can read about that at the following link (it is a bit technical, but what IRS ruling isn't): https://www.kitces.com/blog/irs-notice-2015-49-cracks-down-on-accelerated-lump-sum-pension-buyout-offers/
So, that is a tax rule and not a statute per se, but it would narrow the possibilities of tax advantages tied to rolling over lump sum pension payouts.
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