H.R.282 – Military Residency Choice Act

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Week ending July 28, 2017

H.R.282 – Military Residency Choice Act


‘This bill amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to permit the spouse of a service-member to elect to use the same residence as the service-member for purposes of taxation and voting, regardless of the date on which the marriage of the spouse and the service-member occurred.’

‘The amendment shall apply with respect to any return of State or local income tax filed for any taxable year beginning with the taxable year that includes the date of the enactment of this Act.’

A person who is absent from a State because the person is accompanying the person’s spouse who is absent from that same State in compliance with military or naval orders shall not, solely by reason of that absence be deemed to have lost a residence or domicile in that State, without regard to whether or not the person intends to return to that State; be deemed to have acquired a residence or domicile in any other State; or be deemed to have become a resident in or a resident of any other State.

 (Full text of H.R. 282 at congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 01/04/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection

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