Monday, April 19, 2010

Bill by Rep. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny (District 23), close to passing Senate

McGuire pushes bill to protect renters of foreclosures

Maricopa Monitor

Brett Fera

It’s a cause that’s hit close to home for Rep. Barbara McGuire.

Or, rather, a cause that’s hit right at home for plenty of her constituents.

“Last year I had many e-mails from renters – as well as phone calls from personal friends who were renters – who were caught up in the foreclosure fallout,” said the Democrat from Kearny. “I cannot imagine having to move an entire house in three days or less – some relocating to only find themselves in the same situation two or three months later.”

That’s what led McGuire, who represents district 23 – covering much of Pinal County, including Casa Grande and Maricopa – in the Arizona State House of Representatives, to sponsor house bill 2766, requiring homeowner-landlords to provide ample notice of their properties impending foreclosure to the property’s tenants.

The bill, which passed through the house on March 29, was working its way through committees in the State Senate as of Wednesday.

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