The President signed a bill Nov. 11 to help ease the strain on military families who frequently travel from state to state and country to country.
President Barack Obama signed the bill, known as the 'Military Spouses Residency Relief Act,' as an amendment to the 2003 Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
The MSRRA allows military spouses to claim residency in the same state as their sponsor and retain that residency as long as the servicemember is in the military.
For more than 60 years, servicemembers have had the privilege of keeping residency in the same state no matter where they traveled. This means servicemembers pay income taxes to their home state, and they don't have to change their driver's license or vehicle and voters registration during each permanent change of station.
Spouses now have these same privileges.