Senate Bill 3637
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend lease protections for servicemembers under stop movement orders in response to a local, national, or global emergency, and for other purposes.
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-158 on Aug 14, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 6, 2020
Latest Action
Aug 14, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3637
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Montana
Massachusetts
Arkansas
Louisiana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
West Virginia
Passed
June 10, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

This bill provides certain lease protections for service members under stop movement orders in response to a local, national, or global emergency.

A service member may terminate a lease for premises or for a motor vehicle, and may not be charged an early termination fee for doing so, if the service member (1) enters into the lease upon receipt of certain military orders for permanent change of station, deployment with a military unit, or individual support of military operations; and (2) subsequently receives, in response to a local, national, or global emergency, a stop movement order for an indefinite period or at least 30 days.

For the bill to apply in the case of a lease for premises, the stop movement order must prevent the service member or the service member's dependents from occupying the premises.

Actions (17)
08/14/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-158.
08/14/2020
Signed by President.
08/04/2020
Presented to President.
07/20/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/20/2020
On passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H3113)
07/20/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
07/20/2020
Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H3113)
07/20/2020
Mr. Takano asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
06/15/2020
Held at the desk.
06/15/2020
Received in the House.
06/15/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/10/2020
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2898-2899)
06/10/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/10/2020
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2898-2899)
06/10/2020
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
05/06/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
05/06/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 7, 2020 4:27:18 AM
Updated
Nov 21, 2020 5:31:47 AM