H.R. 1223: Fairness for Military Homeowners Act of 2013

Mar 15, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Duncan Hunter
Representative for California's 50th congressional district
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H.R. 4740 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 15, 2013
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7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to ensure that relocation of a servicemember to serve on active duty away from the servicemember's principal residence does not prevent the servicemember from refinancing a mortgage on that principal residence.


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5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)

House Veterans' Affairs

Economic Opportunity

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Fairness for Military Homeowners Act of 2013 - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to prohibit the absence of a servicemember from his or her principal place of residence due to active-duty military service from preventing such servicemember from refinancing a mortgage on such residence. Makes such prohibition inapplicable to a servicemember who entered into a refinancing on such residence within the past five years.

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