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Titles (1)

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation.

Actions Overview (2)

05/20/2008Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4202-4203)
05/14/2008Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber
05/21/2008SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
05/20/2008-3:15pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/20/2008-3:15pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4202-4203)
05/20/2008-2:54pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6048.
05/20/2008-2:54pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4202-4206)
05/20/2008-2:54pmHouseMr. Filner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/14/2008HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
05/14/2008HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (58)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 05/15/2008
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 05/15/2008
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] 05/15/2008
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 05/15/2008
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 05/15/2008
Rep. Fallin, Mary [R-OK-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 05/15/2008
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. Sali, Bill [R-ID-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Davis, David [R-TN-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] 05/15/2008
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 05/15/2008
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 05/15/2008
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 05/15/2008
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 05/15/2008
Rep. Drake, Thelma D. [R-VA-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 05/15/2008
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 05/15/2008
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 05/15/2008
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 05/15/2008
Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Davis, Geoff [R-KY-4] 05/15/2008
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7] 05/15/2008
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 05/15/2008
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 05/15/2008
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 05/15/2008
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 05/15/2008
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 05/15/2008
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14] 05/15/2008
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 05/15/2008
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1] 05/15/2008
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 05/15/2008
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 05/15/2008
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23] 05/15/2008
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 05/15/2008
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 05/15/2008
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3] 05/19/2008
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 05/19/2008
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 05/20/2008

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs05/14/2008 Referred to
Senate Veterans' Affairs05/21/2008 Referred to

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Subjects (10)

Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (05/20/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members deployed in support of a contingency operation. States that if a motion for change of custody of a child of such a member is filed while the member is so deployed, no court may enter an order modifying or amending a previous child custody judgment, except if there is clear and convincing evidence that it is in the best interest of the child. Prohibits any court from considering a member's absence due to deployment, or possible deployment, in support of a contingency operation in determining the best interest of the child.