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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.1689 193rd (Current)

An Act protecting titles to real estate in Massachusetts

By Representative Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1689) of Frank A. Moran and others relative to protecting titles to 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 reverse the impact of structural racism in the illegal lending and taking of title to property and myriad associated damages and to end the lengthy delay of justice that thus far has meant justice denied. Whereas, the deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose,  which is like that of the first true Massachusetts recording act, “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.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill H.1689
Date Branch Action
2/16/2023 House Referred to the committee on The Judiciary
2/16/2023 Senate Senate concurred
5/2/2023 Joint Hearing scheduled for 05/09/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2
6/5/2024 House Accompanied a study order, see H4517

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