2010 US Code
Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
TITLE 50 - APPENDIX-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT
Sec. 502 - Purpose

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2006 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
TITLE 50 - APPENDIX-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT
ACT OCT. 17, 1940, CH. 888, 54 STAT. 1178
Sec. 502 - Purpose
Containssection 502
Date2010
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 7, 2011
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditOct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, §2, as added Pub. L. 108-189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2836.
Statutes at Large References54 Stat. 1178
117 Stat. 2836
Public Law ReferencePublic Law 108-189


§502. Purpose

The purposes of this Act [sections 501 to 515 and 516 to 597b of this Appendix] are—

(1) to provide for, strengthen, and expedite the national defense through protection extended by this Act to servicemembers of the United States to enable such persons to devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation; and

(2) to provide for the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions that may adversely affect the civil rights of servicemembers during their military service.

(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, §2, as added Pub. L. 108–189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2836.)

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