H.R.2227 - Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] (Introduced 04/10/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||07/17/19 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/27/2020 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2227 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (02/25/2020)
Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019
This bill revises the authority of certain family members of a servicemember who dies or becomes catastrophically ill or injured while in military service to terminate a property lease or motor vehicle lease executed by the servicemember.
Specifically, the bill allows a dependent of such a servicemember to terminate such a lease during the one-year period following the servicemember's death. Under current law, only the servicemember's spouse may do so.
Current law also allows the spouse of such a servicemember to terminate such a lease during the one-year period after the servicemember incurs a catastrophic illness or injury. The bill specifies that this authority applies only if the servicemember lacks the mental capacity to manage his or her own affairs; otherwise, the servicemember, but not the spouse, may terminate the lease during the one-year period.