Pertinent Bills Advance in Massachusetts

Legislation Update
January 31, 2017


Title: An Act relative to vacant and abandoned property in the Commonwealth

Description: Would “authorize municipalities to implement an abandoned property registration and security program“.

Status: The bill had a second reading and was ordered for a third on January 31.

Source: Massachusetts Legislature (H.1109 full text)


Title: An Act to require banks, lending institutions, mortgage companies or sub lenders to file with the registry of deeds in each county within thirty days of mortgage sales and/or foreclosures of property

Description: Would require “certain financial institutions to file sale and foreclosure information with registries of deeds.”

Status: The bill was referred to the Committee on Financial Services on January 23.

Source: Massachusetts Legislature (H.2957 full text)


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