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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1579 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes

By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1579) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.

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Jeffrey Sánchez

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
Jeffrey Sánchez 15th Suffolk
Benjamin Swan 11th Hampden
Linda Dorcena Forry First Suffolk
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Evandro C. Carvalho 5th Suffolk
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
Carmine L. Gentile 13th Middlesex
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
Tom Sannicandro 7th Middlesex
Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. 26th Middlesex
Barbara A. L'Italien Second Essex and Middlesex
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Timothy R. Madden Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
John W. Scibak 2nd Hampshire
Stephen L. DiNatale 3rd Worcester
Frank A. Moran 17th Essex
Michelle M. DuBois 10th Plymouth
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Michael D. Brady Second Plymouth and Bristol
Diana DiZoglio 14th Essex
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
William Smitty Pignatelli 4th Berkshire
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Frank I. Smizik 15th Norfolk
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
James J. O'Day 14th Worcester
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Sarah K. Peake 4th Barnstable
Nick Collins 4th Suffolk
Cory Atkins 14th Middlesex
Carlos Gonzalez 10th Hampden
Carole A. Fiola 6th Bristol

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