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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1524 191st (2019 - 2020)

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

Frank A. Moran

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.


Name District/Address
Frank A. Moran 17th Essex
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Mike Connolly 26th Middlesex
Russell E. Holmes 6th Suffolk
Mary S. Keefe 15th Worcester
Mindy Domb 3rd Hampshire
Gerard J. Cassidy 9th Plymouth
Michael D. Brady Second Plymouth and Bristol
Elizabeth A. Malia 11th Suffolk
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Peter Capano 11th Essex
Carlos González 10th Hampden
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Bud L. Williams 11th Hampden

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