Gov Scott Signs Controversial Fast-Track Foreclosure Bill HB 87 Into Law


“There will be a half dozen appeals attacking a half dozen parts of the law,” Oppenheim said. “This bill is going to clog up the system to a point that it will be one of the governor’s biggest boondoggles.”


Scott signs controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law

Gov. Rick Scott signed the controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law Friday, surprising opponents of the plan who thought he would quietly let it become law without his support.

The bill is the first substantial change to Florida foreclosure laws since the state’s epic real estate crash pushed hundreds of thousands of homeowners into default and overwhelmed the court system.

Scott said he supports the bill, one of 34 he signed Friday, because he believes it will add to Florida’s economic recovery by “placing abandoned homes, caught up in the foreclosure backlog, back onto the market.”

“This bill expedites an existing and voluntary alternative court process for defaulted home loans in uncontested cases when the borrower and the bank both seek a more speedy finality,” he wrote in his transmittal letter to the Department of State.

Homeowner advocates and foreclosure defense attorneys waged a high-profile battle against the bill, which even ignited a rare public brawl within the Florida Bar between lawyers opposed to the proposal and the Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. Both sides hired powerful lobbyists to push their interests and hurled accusations about ulterior motives for their positions.

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Mass evictions to follow…

Copy of the Transmittal letter below…



Transmittal Letter on HB 87

4 Responses to “Gov Scott Signs Controversial Fast-Track Foreclosure Bill HB 87 Into Law”
  1. Whip says:

    ASS-Clown Florida GOV SCOTT just signed his death warrant for Re-Election. Looks like he was walking in-line with the other FL AG Cracker BONDI. Wonder WHY SCOTT thinks he needs to assert is Ignorant into Courts?? SCOTT already lost the Teacher & PooeLice Unions.

  2. Laura says:

    Be assured that every cent the banks have will go to collecting that debt within one year, which means no money will go to workouts, modifications, risk management, or anything else.

  3. Fury says:


  4. Yode says:

    You really didn’t doubt for a second that he would….Did you?

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