Skip to Content
The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1524 191st (Current)

An Act protecting titles to real estate in Massachusetts

By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1524) of Frank A. Moran and others relative to titles for real estate. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Frank A. Moran
Status:
Referred to Joint Committee on the Judiciary

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to like that of the first true Massachusetts recording act, is “For avoiding all fraudulent conveyances, and that every man may know what estate or other interest other men may have in any houses, lands, or other hereditaments they are to deal in….” 1 Mass. Colonial Records 306 (1640); including to facilitate the accurate determination of title to real estate in the commonwealth; to enable every homeowner with a mortgage on real property to know at all times who holds the mortgage and who owns the mortgage note; to enable municipalities to know who is liable for real estate taxes and other charges pertaining to properties; to provide certain foreclosure-related criminal provisions, and to re-establish the settled meanings of certain terms defined herein; therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience., therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 3 actions for Bill H.1524
Date Branch Action
1/22/2019 House Referred to the committee on The Judiciary
1/22/2019 Senate Senate concurred
7/8/2019 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/16/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.