SB 245

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 13, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 16, 2024
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Titles 10 And 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Residential Mortgage Foreclosure And The Office Of Foreclosure Prevention And Financial Education.

Abstract

The Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education and the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program were created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to assist homeowners at risk of foreclosure or already navigating the foreclosure process. Originally intended as temporary programs, the need for these programs is as critical as ever for those facing the loss of their homes. The programs have proven to be important resources in preserving home ownership and educating homeowners on their rights and responsibilities in times of economic contraction and in times of economic expansion. As a result of their successes, the General Assembly has extended the programs multiple times. It is clear that the need for these programs will continue for the foreseeable future. In recognition of this reality, this Act removes the expiration dates from the programs. Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 245 makes the following substantive changes: (1) It adds a requirement that the notice of intent to foreclose include the phone number for the Delaware Attorney General’s Foreclosure Hotline and the contact information for Delaware State Housing Authority’s foreclosure prevention programs. (2) The required notice of intent to foreclose now directs homeowners to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Certified Housing Counselors for assistance. Like Senate Bill No. 245, Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 245 also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Bill Sponsors (17)

Votes


May 16, 2024

Actions


Jun 13, 2024

House

Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Jun 12, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Judiciary

May 21, 2024

House

Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary

May 16, 2024

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

May 15, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Finance

Apr 23, 2024

Senate

Adopted in lieu of the original bill SB 245, and Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

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