S.3179 - Servicemember Housing Protection Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 05/15/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/13/2012 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-567.|
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Summary: S.3179 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/15/2012)
Servicemember Housing Protection Act of 2012 - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to protect against a mortgage foreclosure or residential lease termination the surviving spouse who is the successor in interest to a servicemember who dies while in military service from a service-connected cause. Extends such protection for the nine-month period following the death of the servicemember.
Allows the termination of an existing lease by the lessee, without penalties, when the lessee is assigned to or otherwise relocates to federal quarters or military housing. Requires, in such case, the lessee to notify the lessor, which shall include a letter from the servicemember's commanding officer indicating such relocation.