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105 STAT. 34 PUBLIC LAW 102-12—MAR. 18, 1991 Public Law 102-12 102d Congress An Act Mar. 18, 1991 [H.R. 555] Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991. 50 USC app. 501 note. 50 USC app. 530 note. 50 USC app. 592. To amend the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to improve and clarify the protections provided by that Act; to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify veterans' reemployment rights and to improve veterans' rights to reinstatement of health insurance, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1991". SEC. 2. EVICTION AND DISTRESS DURING MILITARY SERVICE. (a) INCREASED MAXIMUM RENTAL AMOUNT FOR APPLICABILITY OF STAY.—Section 300 of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 (50 U.S.C. App. 530) is amended by striking out "$150" in subsection (1) and inserting in lieu thereof "$1,200". (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.—Such section is further amended— (1) by redesignating subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) as subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d), respectively; and (2) in subsection (c), as so redesignated, by striking out "subsection (1) hereof and inserting in lieu thereof "subsection (a)". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendment made by subsection (a) applies to actions for eviction or distress that are commenced after July 31, 1990. SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY PROTECTION. Subsection (c) of section 701 of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 (50 U.S.C. App. 591) is amended to read as follows: "(c) This section applies to the following powers of attorney executed by a person in military service or under a call or order to report for military service (or who has been advised by an official of the Department of Defense that such person may receive such a call or order): "(1) A power of attorney that is executed during the Vietnam era (as defined in section 101(29) of title 38, United States Code). "(2) A power of attorney that expires by its terms after July 31, 1990. ". SEC. 4. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN PERSONS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES. Article VII of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SEC. 702. (a) This section applies to a person who— "(1) after July 31, 1990, is ordered to active duty (other than for training) pursuant to section 672(a) or (g), 673, 673b, 674, 675, or 688 of title 10, United States Code, or who is ordered to active duty under section 672(d) of such title during a period