When active duty military service members are on deployment, the last thing they need on their minds is foreclosure on their mortgage, a lien on their property, or seizure of their assets. State Representative Paulette Rakestraw is proactively working to ease the financial stress on the men and women of our armed forces by introducing House Bill 676. This legislation would allow a court to suspend the sale, foreclosure, or seizure of property belonging to service members on active duty deployment during the duration of their deployment plus 30 days thereafter. Georgia Watch supports HB 676 as it will grant the brave men and women in our military the peace of mind that their homes and property will be there when they get home.
Update: HB 676 passed out of the House Banks and Banking Committee on Feb. 23, 2018, but unfortunately did not receive a vote in the House of Representatives prior to Crossover Day 2018.