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H.R. 6911 - To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to prohibit the enforcement of certain policies of homeowners associations regarding real property of servicemembers.

Introduced: 2018-09-26
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6911


    To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to prohibit the enforcement of certain policies of homeowners associations regarding real property of servicemembers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 2018

    Mr. DesJarlais introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to prohibit the enforcement of certain policies of homeowners associations regarding real property of servicemembers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Prohibition on enforcement of certain policies of homeowners associations regarding real property of ser­vice­mem­bers.

(a) Prohibition.—Title III of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. 3950 et seq.) is amended—

(1) by redesignating section 308 as section 309; and

(2) by inserting after section 307 the following new section 308:

“SEC. 308. Enforcement of policies of homeowners associations.

“(a) Prohibition.—No homeowners association may seek to enforce a policy—

“(1) that restricts the right of a member of the association to lease the real property of that member; and

“(2) against a servicemember—

“(A) whose residence is that real property;

“(B) during a period of military service of the servicemember of not less than 90 days.

“(b) Misdemeanor.—A person who knowingly violates this section, or who knowingly attempts to do so, shall be fined as provided in title 18, or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

“(c) Homeowners association defined.—In this section, the term ‘homeowners association’ has the meaning given that term in section 528(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 528(c)(1)).”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents at the beginning of such Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 308 and inserting the following new items:

“308. Enforcement of policies of homeowners associations.
“309. Extension of protections to dependents.”.


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