2017-2018 Legislative Session

The bills for the 2017-2018 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 and Rep. Paul Mark
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 2017-2018 bills listed above.