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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1617 188th (2013 - 2014)

An Act to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure

By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1617) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

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
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Stephen L. DiNatale 3rd Worcester
Benjamin Swan 11th Hampden
Tom Sannicandro 7th Middlesex
Jay R. Kaufman 15th Middlesex
John P. Fresolo 16th Worcester
Martha M. Walz 8th Suffolk
James R. Miceli 19th Middlesex
Denise Andrews 2nd Franklin
Patricia D. Jehlen Second Middlesex
Daniel A. Wolf Cape and Islands
Michael D. Brady 9th Plymouth
Carlos Henriquez 5th Suffolk

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