Foreclosure Activists Protest Senate Bill 1890 in Front of Sen. Chris Smith’s West Palm Beach Office

Foreclosure activists protest Senate bill in West Palm Beach

by Kim Miller

About 20 homeowner advocates held signs and waived a plastic chair above their heads in front of Sen. Chris Smith’s West Palm Beach office today to protest a proposed foreclosure bill and remind him his “seat is up for grabs.”

The bill (SB 1890) is aimed at hastening foreclosures through the courts, while also reducing the amount of time a lender can pursue a homeowner for mortgage debt from five years to one year. The plan is on the Senate’s calendar this week for a vote, but with the session ending Friday, it’s unclear if it will be heard.

The House already passed its version of the bill (HB 213) with a 94 to 17 vote. Smith was targeted for today’s protest because the Democratic Senator voted for a version of the bill when it came through the Banking and Insurance Committee.

“This is an ineffective solution that doesn’t address what is happening on the ground floor,” said Lisa Epstein, a West Palm Beach resident who founded the website

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5 Responses to “Foreclosure Activists Protest Senate Bill 1890 in Front of Sen. Chris Smith’s West Palm Beach Office”
  1. Mark Bowen says:

    Sign the petition if you haven’t already. Send it to everyone you know.

  2. j Alonzo says:

    lets hope this bill is not heard this week, so it gives us more time to fight it.

  3. j Alonzo says:

    Well done. You are a true Patriot! Fight those bank loving Neocons. A great thanks from WE THE PEOPLE.

  4. Fed up says:

    Go get em Lisa

  5. incognito123 says:

    AWESOME Lisa, way to go!!!!!!

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