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H.R.821: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosures, and for other purposes.

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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 Alan Grayson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action June 26, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend the protections against sale, foreclosure, and seizure of certain real or personal property that are applicable to servicemembers to their surviving spouses who are successors in interest to the property. Applies such protections with respect to service-connected deaths for a period of five years after enactment of this Act.

Requires each lending institution subject to specified requirements for a maximum 6% rate of interest on a servicemember's debts incurred before military service to designate one of its employees as a compliance officer responsible for: (1) ensuring the institution's compliance with such requirements, and (2) distributing information to servicemembers whose obligations and liabilities are covered by such requirements.

Requires such a lending institution that had annual assets for the preceding fiscal year of $10 billion or more to maintain a toll-free telephone number and make it available on ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Feb. 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.