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H.R. 282 (115th): Military Residency Choice Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 282 amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to permit the spouse of a service member to elect to use the same residence as the service member for purposes of taxation and voting, regardless of the date on which the marriage of the spouse and the service member occurred.

Under current law, active duty service members are allowed to maintain one state of legal residence for tax and voting purposes, even when service members receive military orders requiring them to relocate. Under this law, spouses are only granted the same benefit if the service member and spouse have established the same tax residence at the time of their marriage.

Sponsor and status

Elise Stefanik

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 4, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 24, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

House Passes Stefanik Initiative to Support Military Spouses and Families
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Sponsor) on Dec 10, 2018

House Passes Bill Containing Rep. Calvert Legislation Ensuring Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended
    — Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2017

Cramer: house ensures va reform with passage of legislation
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Nov 10, 2017

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History

Jan 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 29, 2017
 
Considered by Economic Opportunity

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Jul 12, 2017
 
Considered by Economic Opportunity

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Jul 19, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 24, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 24, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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H.R. 282 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 282. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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