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(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title VII, § 705, as added Pub. L. 108–189, § 1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2865; amended Pub. L. 111–97, § 2(a), Nov. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 3007.)


2009—Pub. L. 111–97 inserted “and spouses of military personnel” after “military personnel” in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec.(a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–97, § 2(c), Nov. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 3007, provided that: “Subsection (b) of section 705 of such Act [Servicemembers Civil Relief Act] (50 App. U.S.C. 595), as added by subsection (a) of this section, shall apply with respect to absences from States described in such subsection (b) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 11, 2009], regardless of the date of the military or naval order concerned.”

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