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

The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5882

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2018

(for herself and Mr. Wenstrup) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

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.

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