H. R. 4356
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 17, 2019
Mr. Harder of California (for himself and Mr. Wenstrup) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow certain individuals to terminate contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access service, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act.
Termination of contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access service by certain individuals under Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Section 305A(a) of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. 3956(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Additional individuals covered
For purposes of this section, the following individuals shall be treated as a servicemember covered by paragraph (1):
A spouse or dependent of a servicemember who dies while in military service or a spouse or dependent of a member of the reserve components who dies while performing duty described in subparagraph (C).
A spouse or dependent of a servicemember who incurs a catastrophic injury or illness (as that term is defined in section 439(g) of title 37, United States Code), if the servicemember incurs the catastrophic injury or illness while performing duty described in subparagraph (C).
A member of the reserve components performing military service or 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).