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, 2018.

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

An Act to Facilitate Alternatives to Foreclosure (S500/H550)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Harriette Chandler and Rep. Mary Keefe
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Clarifying Municipal Authority Regarding Cash Sureties (S884/H1115)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Eric Lesser, Sen. Harriette Chandler, Sen. Thomas McGee and Rep. Jose Tosado
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Relative to the Improvement in the Process for Collecting Delinquent Property Taxes (H3336)
Lead Sponsor: Rep. John Mahoney
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act preventing unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes (S841/H956)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. James Eldridge and Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Relative to the Tax Relief of Mortgage Debt (S1512/​H​3337)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Sal DiDomenico and Rep. Elizabeth Malia
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure (S763/H2349)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Michael Brady and Rep. Frank Smizik
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act establishing a foreclosure review division (S903/H3059)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Thomas McGee and Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Senate Bill text: ( PDF )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

Real Estate Title Protection Act (H3500)
Lead Sponsors: Rep. Frank Moran
Senate/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 (H3676)
Lead Sponsor: Rep. Michelle DuBois
Senate/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 2017 bills listed above.