2019-2020 Legislative Session

The bills for the 2019-2020 legislative session, with their House and Senate Bill numbers and lead sponsors, are listed below. The session is scheduled to end on July 31, 2020.

A summary Fact Sheet for all ten bills will be available soon.

An Act to Facilitate Alternatives to Foreclosure (S.547/H.3560)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Harriette Chandler and Reps. David LeBoeuf and Mary Keefe
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( Pending )

An Act for Moratorium Except Judicial Foreclosure With Pre-Foreclosure Mediation (S.868/H.1482)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Nick Collins and Rep. Kay Khan
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Clarifying Municipal Authority Regarding Cash Sureties and Foreclosures (S.966)
Lead Sponsors: Sens. Eric Lesser, Jose Tosado and Michael Moore
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 (S.1722/H.2549)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Mark Montigny and Rep. John Mahoney
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes (S.931/H.1373)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. James Eldridge and Reps. Peter Capano and Daniel Cahill
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Relative to the Tax Relief of Mortgage Debt (S.1719/​H.2550)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Sal DiDomenico and Rep. Elizabeth Malia
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to Amend the Foreclosure Statute to Require Judicial Foreclosure (S.836/H.3384)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Michael Brady and Rep. Paul Mark
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to establishing foreclosure review division of the Superior Court (S.964/H.3300)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to Protect Title to Real Estate in Massachusetts (H.1524)
Lead Sponsors: Rep. Frank Moran
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to Establish a Resolution Trust Fund for Receipt of Reasonable Mortgage Payments (S.566/H.961)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Michelle DuBois
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
House Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )


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 2019-2020 bills listed above.