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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 268         FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 521

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cleon H. Turner

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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 regarding discovery in summary process actions.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 268        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 521

By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Cleon H. Turner relative to discovery in summary process actions.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3781 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act regarding discovery in summary process actions.
 

              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. Notwithstanding any law or special law to the contrary Chapter 239 of the General Laws shall be amended by adding a new section at the end thereof:

              Section 2B.              No summary process action shall be continued or extended from the original court date upon filing of requests for discovery pursuant to the Uniform Summary Process Rules unless the tenant files has answered the complaint.

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