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H.R. 7811 (116th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a reduction in loan fees for certain veterans affected by major disasters.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 29, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7811

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2020

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a reduction in loan fees for certain veterans affected by major disasters.

1.

Reducing loan fees for certain veterans affected by major disasters

Section 3729(b)(4) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking subparagraph (D), and inserting the following new subparagraph (D):

(D)
(i)

The term initial loan means a loan to a veteran guaranteed under section 3710 of this title or made under section 3711 of this title if the veteran has never obtained a loan guaranteed under section 3710 or made under section 3711 of this title.

(ii)

If a veteran has obtained a loan guaranteed under section 3710 or made under section 3711 of this title and the dwelling securing such loan was substantially damaged or destroyed by a major disaster declared by the President under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170), the Secretary shall treat as an initial loan, as defined in clause (i), the next loan the Secretary guarantees or makes to such veteran under section 3710 or 3711, respectively, if—

(I)

such loan is guaranteed or made before the date that is three years after the date on which the dwelling was substantially damaged or destroyed; and

(II)

such loan is only for repairs or construction, as determined by the Secretary.

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (E), by striking if the veteran has previously obtained a loan guaranteed under section 3710 or made under section 3711 of this title and inserting that is not an initial loan.