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
Lead Sponsors: Pending
Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( Pending )

An Act for Moratorium Except Judicial Foreclosure With Pre-Foreclosure Mediation (SD2121/HD2860)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Nick Collins and Rep. Kay Khan
Senate/House Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Clarifying Municipal Authority Regarding Cash Sureties
Lead Sponsors: Pending
Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( Pending )

An Act Relative to the Improvement in the Process for Collecting Delinquent Property Taxes (SD2118/HD732)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Mark Montigny and Rep. John Mahoney
Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes (SD875/HD3267)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. James Eldridge, Rep. Peter Capano and Rep. Daniel Cahill
Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act Relative to the Tax Relief of Mortgage Debt (SD1368/​HD3889)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Sal DiDomenico and Rep. Elizabeth Malia
Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to require judicial foreclosure in some owner-occupied residences (S763/H2349)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Michael Brady and Rep. Paul Mark
Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to establishing foreclosure review division of the Superior Court (SD1184/HD1292)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Senate Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to Protect Title to Real Estate (HD1009)
Lead Sponsors: Rep. Frank Moran and Rep. Paul Mark
House Bill text: ( Pending )
MAAPL Fact Sheet on this bill: ( PDF )

An Act to Establish a Resolution Trust Fund for Receipt of Reasonable Mortgage Payments (SD2211/HD3017)
Lead Sponsors: Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Michelle DuBois
Bill text: ( Pending )
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.