H.R.4201: Servicemember Family Protection Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
  • Introduced March 16, 2012
  • Latest Major Action June 4, 2012

Bill Cosponsors

72 (8 Democrats, 64 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Servicemember Family Protection Act - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide that if a court renders a temporary order for custodial responsibility for a child based solely on a deployment or anticipated deployment of a parent-servicemember, then the court shall require that upon the return of that servicemember from deployment the custody order that was in effect preceding such deployment shall be reinstated, unless the court...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.4201.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 112-488.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 341.
Mr. Stearns moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4201.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 - 2 (Roll no. 295).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
March 16, 2012

Introduced in the House by Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio)

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