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Titles (6)

Popular Titles

Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991

Short Titles as Introduced

Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to improve and clarify the protections provided by that Act; to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify veterans reemployment rights and to improve veterans' rights to reinstatement of health insurance; and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
03/18/1991Became Public Law No: 102-12.
03/18/1991Signed by President.
03/06/1991Presented to President.
02/27/1991Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
02/21/1991Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 330 with an amendment by Voice Vote.
01/31/1991Senate Committee on Veterans discharged by Unanimous Consent.
01/29/1991Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 414 - 0 (Roll No. 17).
01/17/1991Introduced in House

All Actions (23)

Date Chamber
03/18/1991Became Public Law No: 102-12.
03/18/1991Signed by President.
03/06/1991HousePresented to President.
03/04/1991SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
02/27/1991-3:01pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/27/1991-3:01pmHouseOn motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
02/27/1991-2:58pmHouseMr. Montgomery asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
02/26/1991SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
02/21/1991SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 330 with an amendment by Voice Vote.
02/21/1991SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 330.
02/21/1991SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
01/31/1991SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9.
01/31/1991SenateSenate Committee on Veterans discharged by Unanimous Consent.
01/30/1991SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans.
01/29/1991-2:34pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/29/1991-2:34pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 414 - 0 (Roll No. 17).
01/29/1991-2:26pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
01/29/1991-1:58pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
01/29/1991-1:26pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
01/29/1991-1:26pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules.
01/29/1991-1:26pmHouseMr. Montgomery moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
01/17/1991HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/17/1991HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs01/17/1991 Referred to
Senate Veterans' Affairs01/30/1991 Referred to
01/31/1991 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (02/21/1991)

Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991 - Amends the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to prohibit an eviction or distress from being made during a period of military service with respect to a premise for which the agreed rent does not exceed $1,200 (currently, $150) per month, when such premise is occupied chiefly by the dependents of the person in military service, except upon leave of the court granted upon application or in a proceeding affecting the rights of possession.

Extends the power of attorney coverage under such Act to include a power of attorney that by its terms expires after July 31, 1990.

Provides professional liability protection for persons ordered to active duty after July 31, 1990, who, prior to such date, were engaged in the furnishing of health care services or other services determined by the Secretary of Defense to be professional services and who had in effect a professional liability insurance policy that does not continue coverage during the period of active duty. Specifies that an insurance carrier shall have no liability with respect to any claim that is based on professional conduct of a person that occurs during a period of suspension of such person's professional liability insurance under this Act. Requires an insurance carrier to suspend and to reinstate coverage of such affected person upon receipt of a written request from such person. Requires such person to request reinstatement within 30 days after release from active duty. Provides a minimum period of required coverage by the carrier following reinstatement, without an increase in the insurance premiums charged. Provides for the stay of a civil or administrative action for damages on the basis of professional liability of a person whose insurance has been suspended under these provisions if: (1) the action is based on an act or omission that occurred before the suspension was effective; and (2) the suspended insurance would, on its face, cover the alleged professional misconduct. States that the period of such stay shall not be included in any statute-of-limitations period. Outlines provisions concerning the death of a person whose professional liability insurance has been suspended and the consequences with respect to the suspended insurance coverage on previous or suspended (stayed) claims.

Provides that any person employed and covered under an employer-offered health insurance policy who enters into active military service or training and is reemployed upon returning may not be subject to a waiting period or exclusion of coverage imposed in connection with coverage of a qualifying health or physical condition if: (1) the condition arose before or during such person's period of training or service; (2) no exclusion or waiting period would have been imposed for the condition during a period of coverage resulting from participation by such person in the insurance; and (3) the condition of such person has not been determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be service-connected.

Provides that any person who, by reason of military service, is entitled to the rights and benefits of the Act shall be entitled upon release from such military duty to reinstatement of any health insurance which: (1) was in effect on the day before such service commenced; and (2) was terminated during the period of such service. Prohibits any exclusion or waiting period from being imposed in connection with reinstatement of health insurance coverage of a health or physical condition covered by the Act if: (1) the condition arose before or during such person's period of training or service; (2) no exclusion or waiting period would have been imposed for the condition during a period of coverage resulting from participation by such person in the insurance; and (3) the condition of such person has not been determined by the Secretary to be a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Requires a court, upon application, to stay a judicial action or proceeding involving any member of the armed forces serving on active duty outside the State in which the court is located until after June 30, 1991.

Provides that an application by a person in military service for a stay, postponement, or suspension of the payment of any tax, fine, penalty, insurance premium, or other civil obligation shall not provide the basis for denial or revocation of, or a change in, credit by creditors, a presumption that such individual cannot pay his or her debts due and owing, or refusal of an insurer to insure such individual.

Amends existing law which allows reservists ordered to active duty for not more than 90 days to reemployment rights by removing the 90-day limitation.