Foreclosure counseling and education fee

The Senate Public Policy Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 227 on the foreclosure counseling and education fee. The bill removes the July 1, 2017, expiration date for the $50 mortgage foreclosure counseling and education fee that must be paid by a party filing an action … [Read more...]

Mortgage foreclosure and education filing fee

The Senate Committee on Public Policy heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 227 removes the July 1, 2017 expiration of the $50 mortgage foreclosure and education filing fee paid by a creditor/plaintiff when filing a new mortgage foreclosure case. Several nonprofit organizations … [Read more...]

Real property offenses

S.E.A. 183, P.L. 32 Effective: July 1, 2016 Amends the statute concerning criminal trespass to specify that a person commits criminal trespass if the person knowingly or intentionally enters or refuses to leave the real property of another person after having been … [Read more...]

Foreclosure mischief

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 183 on foreclosure mischief sponsored by Rep. Price.  The bill provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally damages, permanently removes an object from, or defaces residential real property that is the … [Read more...]

Tax sales and foreclosed property

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 204 on tax sales and foreclosed property authored by Sen. Merritt.  The bill provides that for purposes of the statutes concerning real property sold for delinquent taxes and special assessments, the interest rate to be paid for … [Read more...]

Foreclosure mischief

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 183 concerning foreclosure mischief authored by Sen. Bray. Sen. Bray explained this bill addresses the issue of homeowners in foreclosure intentionally damaging their homes when leaving by establishing a Class A … [Read more...]