H.R. 821: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosures, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Feb 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Alan Grayson
Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 26, 2013
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

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]

 
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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Economic Opportunity

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2/26/2013--Introduced.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend the protections against sale, foreclosure, and seizure of certain real or personal property that are applicable to servicemembers to their surviving spouses who are successors in interest to the property. Applies such protections with respect to service-connected deaths for a period of five years after enactment of this Act.
Requires each lending institution subject to specified requirements for a maximum 6% rate of interest on a servicemember's debts incurred before military service to designate one of its employees as a compliance officer responsible for: (1) ensuring the institution's compliance with such requirements, and (2) distributing information to servicemembers whose obligations and liabilities are covered by such requirements.
Requires such a lending institution that had annual assets for the preceding fiscal year of $10 billion or more to maintain a toll-free telephone number and make it available on its primary Internet website.
Amends the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 to extend through 2017 the period of specified protections for servicemembers against mortgage foreclosures.

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