PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Military service members who are facing deployment could break an apartment lease with 30 days' notice without an early termination fee under legislation passed by the Rhode Island House.
The bill is intended to make life easier for those heading elsewhere to serve in the country's armed forces.
House Rep. Raymond Gallison introduced the bill at the behest of the commander of Naval Station Newport.
Gallison says service members shouldn't have a financial burden associated with breaking a lease because they're ordered to a military base somewhere else in the nation or overseas.
The bill would also apply to vehicle leases.
The bill passed the House last week and now heads to the Senate, where similar legislation is already under review.