I don’t have the Agenda yet, but I have word that the Florida Senate’s version of the non-judicial foreclosure bill will come before the Florida Senate’s Banking and Insurance Committee beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Attached here is the Senate’s Most Excellent Analysis of this bad, bad legislation. I say the analysis is excellent because I used facts from the analysis to respond to Senator Bennett’s support of this legislation on this morning’s Bay News Nine interview.
Among the problems:
- Foreclosures filing fees fund 25% of the entire state’s judicial budget. (Why aren’t foreclosure judges getting that money to root out fraud and abuses?)
- Non judicial foreclosure poses constitutional problems.
- Unclear how to police banks to ensure fairness.
- Based on the Uniform Non Judicial Foreclosure Act. (This isn’t in there, but apparently this “uniform” act has been around since 2002 and not a single state has adopted it. Florida would be the first to adopt this right stripping, homeowner abusing legislation.)
Anyway, the goods are all in there…have a look, read it carefully and use the facts in it to respond to Senators. The committee members you want to be contacting are here.
Make it a special point to contact Senator Mike Bennett’s Office…he’s sponsoring this bad, bad legislation….let’s light his phones up as they make it into committee meeting this morning at 9:00 am.
Wildewood Professional Park, Suite 90
3653 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, FL 34210
Senate VOIP: 42100
FAX (941) 727-6352
Cheryl Ennis and Crystal Fitzgerald
322 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
LATE BREAKING NEWS – the House Bill has been removed from the 9:00 am committee agenda–that’s good news, but don’t be led into a false sense of complacency thinking that the house bill is dead….this ugly beast can AND WILL raise its ugly head again. There is simply too much money at stake here and the bankers are not just going to go away!~
KEEP UP THE PRESSURE! KEEP UP THE FIGHT!
If/when we win this battle and kill this bad bill, the attorneys who have dedicated themselves to fighting the abuses of the court and unfairness of the banks are still taking our message to the Capital on Wednesday April, 21, 2010!
Homeowners and activists are certainly encouraged to join us there….your voices are being heard..keep up the work, keep the pressure on….
BECAUSE OF ACTIVISTS LIKE YOU….THIS MAY STILL BE
THE PEOPLE’S AMERICA!