H. R. 5882
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act.
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—
in the subsection heading, by striking
in the heading for paragraph (1), by striking
In general and inserting
Termination by lessee; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
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).
Passed the House of Representatives July 24, 2018.
Karen L. Haas,