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H.R. 5882: Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 2018 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5882

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 25, 2018

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

AN ACT

To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the termination by a spouse of a lessee of certain leases when the lessee dies while in military service.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act.

2.

Termination of leases of premises of deceased servicemembers who die while in military service

Section 305(a) of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. 3955) is amended—

(1)

in the subsection heading, by striking by lessee;

(2)

in the heading for paragraph (1), by striking In general and inserting Termination by lessee; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

Death of lessee

The spouse of the lessee on a lease described in subsection (b)(1) may terminate the lease during the one-year period beginning on the date of the death of the lessee, if the lessee dies while in military service or while performing full-time National Guard duty, active Guard and Reserve duty, or inactive-duty training (as such terms are defined in section 101(d) of title 10, United States Code).

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Passed the House of Representatives July 24, 2018.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk