HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 987        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1115

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

José F. Tosado

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to minimize foreclosures and their harm.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

1/18/2017

Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex

1/20/2017

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

1/26/2017

Carlos González

10th Hampden

2/1/2017

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

1/27/2017

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

1/19/2017

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

1/19/2017

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

1/30/2017

Bud Williams

11th Hampden

11/7/2017

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

11/7/2017

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

11/7/2017

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

11/7/2017

Jack Lewis

7th Middlesex

11/7/2017

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

11/7/2017

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

11/7/2017

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

11/7/2017

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

11/7/2017

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

11/7/2017

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

11/7/2017

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

11/7/2017

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

11/7/2017

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

11/7/2017

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

11/7/2017

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 987        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1115

By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1115) of Jose F. Tosado and others relative to using municipal actions to minimize  foreclosures and resulting vacancies.  Municipalities and Regional Government.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act to minimize foreclosures and their harm.

 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to to protect residents of Massachsuetts municipalities impacted by foreclosures, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Except where explicitly denied by the General Laws, municipalities shall have authority to enact laws for the purpose of ensuring the safety and security of residents by minimizing foreclosures and resulting vacancies and ensuring the upkeep of properties from the beginning of the foreclosure process through post-foreclosure resale.