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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 655         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 514


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas M. Stanley


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 relative to rent escrow.






Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Paul Adams

17th Essex

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Robert L. Hedlund


Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 655        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 514

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 514) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to require that tenants or occupants deposit with court clerks rents due prior to final disposition of cases.  The Judiciary.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1744 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to rent escrow.

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

              SECTION 1.  Section 8A of chapter 239 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word “and” in line 30.

              SECTION 2.  Said section 8A of said chapter, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, after the word “vacated; ”, in line 32, the following clause:-

                 and (5) the tenant or occupant deposits with the clerk all rent due prior to final disposition of the plaintiff’s action;

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