Maine LD 64: An Act To Reduce the Time within Which a Challenge to a Tax Lien Foreclosure May Be Filed

LD 64 (subjects: PROPERTY TAX PROCEDURES , FORECLOSURE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=64&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Arthur Verow of Brewer: (D – District 128) — e-mail | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, TABLED pending REFERENCE.
Later today assigned.
1/14/2015 House Unfinished Business
1/20/2015 House Unfinished Business
1/22/2015 House Unfinished Business
1/29/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
3/10/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/11/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/12/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/17/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/18/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
4/2/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 12V
89 having voted in the affirmative and 57 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Reduce the Time within Which a Challenge to a Tax Lien Foreclosure May Be Filed

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 946-B, sub- 1, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 521, Pt. D, 2, is amended to read:

1. Tax liens recorded after October 13, 2014 and before October 13, 2015. A person may not commence an action against the validity of a governmental taking of real estate for nonpayment of property taxes upon the expiration of a 5-year period immediately following the expiration of the period of redemption. This subsection applies to a tax lien recorded after October 13, 2014 and before October 13, 2015.

Sec. 2. 36 MRSA 946-B, sub- 1-A is enacted to read:

1-A. Tax liens recorded on or after October 13, 2015. A person may not commence an action against the validity of a governmental taking of real estate for nonpayment of property taxes upon the expiration of a 3-year period immediately following the expiration of the period of redemption. This subsection applies to a tax lien recorded on or after October 13, 2015.

SUMMARY

This bill reduces from 5 years to 3 years the length of time in which a challenge to a governmental taking of real estate for nonpayment of taxes may be filed.

Patterns of Support

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