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H.R.1842: Military Family Home Protection Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 15 (14 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action July 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Military Family Home Protection Act - Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (the Act) to allow a court, in an action to enforce an obligation on real or personal property secured by a mortgage against a servicemember who is, or was, eligible for hostile fire or imminent danger pay during a period of military service, a servicemember placed on convalescent status, a veteran who was medically discharged and retired, or the surviving spouse of a member who died during military service, to stay such proceedings, upon request of a covered individual, for a specified period (generally, one year after the event occurred for which the individual became covered). Prohibits the sale, foreclosure, or seizure of the subject property during such period, except upon a court order or pursuant to an agreement authorized under the Act. Requires the individual so covered to notify the mortgagee, trustee, or other creditor of such coverage. Provides a criminal penalty for violations of the sal...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 18, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
July 18, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
May 7, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.