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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.503 187th (2011 - 2012)

An Act to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure

By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 503) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages. The Judiciary.

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Frank I. Smizik

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect citizens of the Commonwealth involved in the mortgage foreclosure crisis, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Name District/Address
Frank I. Smizik 15th Norfolk
Tom Sannicandro 7th Middlesex
John W. Scibak 2nd Hampshire
John P. Fresolo 16th Worcester
Sarah K. Peake 4th Barnstable
Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera 10th Hampden
Gloria L. Fox 7th Suffolk
Peter V. Kocot 1st Hampshire
Byron Rushing 9th Suffolk
Jeffrey Sánchez 15th Suffolk
William N. Brownsberger
Ellen Story 3rd Hampshire
Linda Dorcena Forry 12th Suffolk
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. 34th Middlesex
Benjamin Swan 11th Hampden

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