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SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT (“SCRA”)

50 U.S.C. Ch. 50 – War and National Defense Chapter1
Cite as 50 U.S.C. Sec. _______
Provision were moved here from 50 U.S.C. App. (Table Comparing Section Numbers)

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As updated by the 112th Congressional Session in 2013

SCRA Index
 (section numbers refer to 50 U.S.C. Sec. ___)

TITLE I – GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 3911           Definitions

Sec. 3912          Jurisdiction and applicability of Chapter

Sec. 3913           Protection of persons secondarily liable

Sec. 3914            Extension of protections to citizens serving with allied forces

Sec. 3915            Notification of benefits

Sec. 3916         Information for members of the Armed Forces and their dependents on rights and protections of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Sec. 3917           Extension of rights and protections to Reserves ordered to report for military service and to persons ordered to report for induction

Sec. 3918            Waiver of rights pursuant to written agreement

Sec. 3919            Exercise of rights under Act not to affect certain future financial transactions

Sec. 3920           Legal representatives

TITLE II – GENERAL RELIEF

Sec. 3931            Protection of servicemembers against default judgments

Sec. 3932            Stay of proceedings when servicemember has notice

Sec. 3933            Fines and penalties under contracts

Sec. 3934            Stay or vacation of execution of judgments, attachments, and garnishments

Sec. 3935            Duration and term of stays; codefendants not in service.

Sec. 3936            Statute of limitations

Sec. 3937           Maximum rate of interest on debts incurred before military service

Sec. 3938           Child Custody Protection

TITLE III – RENT, INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS, MORTGAGES, LIENS, ASSIGNMENT, LEASES

Sec. 3951          Evictions and distress

Sec. 3952         Protection under installment contracts for purchase or lease

Sec. 3953          Mortgages and trust deeds

Sec. 3954          Settlement of stayed cases relating to personal property

Sec. 3955         Termination of residential or motor vehicle leases

Sec. 3956       Termination of telephone service contracts

Sec. 3957         Protection of life insurance policy

Sec. 3958         Enforcement of storage liens

Sec. 3959         Extension of protections to dependents

TITLE IV – LIFE INSURANCE

Sec. 3971         Definitions

Sec. 3972         Insurance rights and protections

Sec. 3973         Application for insurance protection

Sec. 3974         Policies entitled to protection and lapse of policies.

Sec. 3975         Policy restrictions

Sec. 3976         Deduction of unpaid premiums

Sec. 3977         Premiums and interest guaranteed by United States.

Sec. 3978         Regulations

Sec. 3979         Review of findings of fact and conclusions of law

TITLE V – TAXES AND PUBLIC LANDS

Sec. 3991         Taxes respecting personal property, money, credits, and real property

Sec. 3992         Rights in public lands

Sec. 3993         Desert-land entries

Sec. 3994         Mining claims

Sec. 3995         Mineral permits and leases

Sec. 3996         Perfection or defense of rights

Sec. 3997         Distribution of information concerning benefits of title

Sec. 3998         Land rights of servicemembers

Sec. 3999         Regulations

Sec. 4000         Income taxes

Sec. 4001         Residence for tax purposes

TITLE VI – ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES

Sec. 4011         Inappropriate use of Act

Sec. 4012         Certificates of service; persons reported missing

Sec. 4013         Interlocutory orders

TITLE VII – FURTHER RELIEF

Sec. 4021         Anticipatory relief

Sec. 4022         Power of attorney

Sec. 4023         Professional liability protection

Sec. 4024         Health insurance reinstatement

Sec. 4025         Guarantee of residency for military personnel and spouses of military personnel

Sec. 4026         Business or trade obligations

TITLE VIII – CIVIL LIABILITY

Sec. 4041         Enforcement by the Attorney General

Sec. 4042       Private right of action

Sec. 4043       Preservation of remedies

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1 Current as of the end of the 112th Congress in 2013. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act was enacted as P.L. 108-189, effective December 19, 2003 when it was codified in 50 U.S.C. App. (it has since been moved to 50 U.S.C. which changed the section numbers from 3-digit to 4-digit numbers). It has been amended by P.L. 108-454 (adding 50 U.S.C. §511 (9) and amending §517), P.L. 109-163 (adding §515a), P.L. 110-181 (amending 50 U.S.C. App. §§521 and 522), P.L. 110-289 (amending 50 U.S.C. §§527 and 533), P.L. 109-233 (amending 50 U.S.C. App. §594); P.L. 110-389 (amending §§527 and 535 and adding §535a), P.L. 111-97 (amending 50 U.S.C. App. §§568, 571), P.L. 111­275 (amending §§535 and 535a, and adding §§597, 597a and 597b), effective October 13, 2010, and S.4508, which amended P.L. 111-289 by extending the “sunset” provision of 50 U.S.C. App. §533(b) to December 31, 2012.