ASSEMBLY, No. 1063

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblywoman  CAROL A. MURPHY

District 7 (Burlington)

Senator  JOSEPH P. CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

Senator  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Pinkin, Assemblyman Mejia and Assemblywoman Tucker

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Enhances homeowner notification of foreclosure mediation program requirements.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Housing Committee with technical review.

  


An Act concerning notification of foreclosure mediation and amending P.L.2019, c.64.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 3 of P.L.2019, c.64 (C.2A:50-76) is amended to read as follows:

     3.    a.  A homeowner-borrower shall receive written notice from the residential mortgage lender of the option to participate in the Foreclosure Mediation Program in accordance with the court rules, procedures, and guidelines adopted by the Supreme Court at the time the homeowner-borrower receives a notice of intention to foreclose, pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1995, c.244 (C.2A:50-56).  Upon the filing of a mortgage foreclosure complaint against an eligible property, the homeowner-borrower shall again receive written notice of the option to participate in the Foreclosure Mediation Program in accordance with the court rules, procedures, and guidelines adopted by the Supreme Court. 

     b.    The written notice required pursuant to this section shall be available in both English and Spanish, and shall alert the homeowner-borrower that:

     (1)   pursuant to subsection b. of section 4 of P.L.2019, c.64 (C.2A:50-77), obtaining the assistance of a trained foreclosure prevention and default mitigation counselor is a prerequisite to participation in mediation; and

     (2)   pursuant to subsection c. of section 4 of P.L.2019, c.64 (C.2A:50-77), the homeowner-borrower is not required to pay any fees in order to participate in mediation.

(cf: P.L.2019, c.64, s.3)

 

     2.      This act shall take effect on the first day of the sixth month next following enactment.