IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 10, 2019
Ms. Warren (for herself, Mr. Portman, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Tillis, and Mr. Reed) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to authorize spouses of servicemembers who incur a catastrophic injury or illness or die while in military service to terminate leases of premises and motor vehicles, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019.
Termination of leases of premises and motor vehicles of servicemembers who incur catastrophic injury or illness or die while in military service
Catastrophic injuries and illnesses
Subsection (a) of section 305 of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. 3955), as amended by section 301 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Public Law 115–407), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Catastrophic injury or illness of lessee
The spouse of the lessee on a lease described in subsection (b) may terminate the lease during the one-year period beginning on the date on which the lessee incurs a catastrophic injury or illness (as that term is defined in section 439(g) of title 37, United States Code), if the lessee incurs the catastrophic injury or illness during a period of 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).
Paragraph (3) of such subsection is amended by striking
in subsection (b)(1) and inserting
in subsection (b).