Amendment #23 to S.1885

Civil Relief for National Guard Members Ordered to State Active Duty.

Mr. Naughton of Clinton move that the bill be amended by adding the following section at the end thereof:-



SECTION XX. Chapter 33 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 13A. Servicemembers civil relief act.

(a) All members of the armed forces of the commonwealth, to include a state guard or similar organization composed as permitted by law, including those who reside within the commonwealth pursuant to military service, and all members of the armed forces of another state or territory who reside within the commonwealth, ordered to active duty under this chapter, appropriate authority of another state or territory or 32 U.S.C. shall be entitled to all rights, protections, privileges, remedies and immunities afforded under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, codified at 50 U.S.C. App. Section 501 et seq., as from time to time amended, except for the provisions of Sections 536 and 541 to 549, inclusive, pertaining to life insurance.

(b) As used in this section, the following terms shall, in addition to the definitions provided for in 50 U.S.C. App. Section 511 and unless context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-

"Military service” shall mean duty performed under this chapter, appropriate authority of another state or territory, or 32 U.S.C.

“Servicemember” shall mean a member of the armed forces of the commonwealth as defined in section ten, to include a state guard or similar organization composed as permitted by law, or the armed forces of another state or territory.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the adjutant general of the commonwealth shall perform all duties assigned to the “secretary concerned” under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 501 et seq., as from time to time amended.