2017 Legislative Session

The bills for the 2017 legislative session, with their House and Senate Bill numbers and lead sponsors, are listed below. The session is scheduled to end on July 31, 2017.

A summary Fact Sheet for all nine bills is now available: ( PDF )

An Act to Facilitate Alternatives to Foreclosure (SD948)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Harriette Chandler
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

An Act Clarifying Municipal Authority Regarding Cash Sureties (SD901)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Eric Lesser
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

An Act Relative to the Improvement in the Process for Collecting Delinquent Property Taxes (Docket # Pending)
Lead Sponsors: Pending
Senate Bill text: Pending
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

An Act preventing unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes (SD396)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. James Eldridge; Rep. Jose Tosado
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

An Act Relative to the Tax Relief of Mortgage Debt (SD1500)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

An Act to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure (SD607)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Michael Brady
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

An Act establishing a foreclosure review division (SD486)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Thomas McGee
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

Real Estate Title Protection Act (Docket # Pending)
Lead Sponsor: Pending
Senate/House Bill text: Pending
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending

Municipal Health and Safety bill (Docket # Pending)
Lead Sponsor: Pending
Senate/House Bill text: Pending
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: Pending


Please visit our Action Alerts page for an overview of MAAPL’s activities regarding current foreclosure bills and related issues, as well as upcoming activities regarding the 2017 bills listed above.