2008 Regular Session


File Code: Real Property
Sponsored By:
Delegates Bobo, Barnes, Carr, Frush, Gaines, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hecht, Holmes, Hubbard, Lafferty, Mizeur, Montgomery, Niemann, Pendergrass, Ramirez, Stein, and F. Turner
Richard Atta Poku Foreclosure Defense Act


Authorizing a court to order reasonable discovery in an action to stop or stay a foreclosure sale of residential property under specified circumstances; prohibiting a record owner's right to appeal a final judgment of the circuit court in a foreclosure action from being conditioned on the posting of a supersedeas bond in an amount exceeding the past due monthly payments under the mortgage loan, late fees, minimum monthly payments, and taxes and specified other payments due during the appeal; making the Act an emergency measure; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (131-3)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds.
Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Real Property

Bill affects the following Statute:

Real Property
( 7-105.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 300215/01     Offered on: March 20, 2008   at: 11:07 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 18, 2008: Third Reading Passed (131-3)