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House Passed Bill Protecting New Home Buyers from Seller Misrepresentations

The House has unanimoulsy passed House Bill 339, a bill that will provide protection to homeowners from sellers that have misled buyers (or their settlement attorneys) regarding a criminal judgment that is attached to real property. It prevents innocent owners from potentially becoming a second victim by having a prior owner’s lien attached for more than 7 years after the settlement.

It seems to me that if there is a misrepresenation, then no judgment can attach to the sold property formerly owned by the criminal seller at any time.

The bill is already out of committee in the Senate and will likely be passed there soon.

House Bill 339 Sponsors Yes VotesNo Votes
Bush, Griffith, Lynn, K.Williams, Hensley, M.Smith, SpiegelmanHouse Passes 40-0-1. Baumbach Bennett Bentz Bolden Freel Bush Carson Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Heffernan K.Johnson K.Williams Kowalko Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Mitchell Morrison Osienski S.Moore Schwartzkopf Wilson-Anton  Briggs King Collins D.Short Dukes Gray Hensley M.Smith Morris Postles Ramone Shupe Smyk Spiegelman Vanderwende YearickAbsent: Chukwuocha
Mantzavinos, Gay, Hansen, Townsend, Paradee, Walsh
Current Status: Out of Committee in the Senate.

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