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H.R. 4356 (116th): Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 17, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4356

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 17, 2019

(for himself 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 allow certain individuals to terminate contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access service, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act.

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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:

(4)

Additional individuals covered

For purposes of this section, the following individuals shall be treated as a servicemember covered by paragraph (1):

(A)

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).

(B)

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).

(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).

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