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Florida Foreclosure: A state House panel approved a measure backers say will allow mortgage holders and consumers to more quickly resolve their issues and get on with their lives, but got an earful of complaints from consumer advocates and homeowners.
BY MICHAEL PELTIER
NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE – Hoping to speed up the rate of Florida foreclosures, a House panel on Thursday approved a measure backers say will allow mortgage holders and consumers to more quickly resolve their issues and get on with their lives.
But the panel got an earful from consumer advocates and homeowners, who contend that they are being asked to do too much to reduce the number of foreclosed homes in Florida, which leads the nation in the percentage of homes facing some type of foreclosure proceeding.
Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, the bill (HB 87) makes changes aimed at shortening the time period involved in a foreclosure proceeding and relaxing restrictions on who can request an expedited procedure and the standards for what can be filed.
Passidomo said the bill is an attempt to remedy a problem that extends far beyond the state and on which the state has limited authority.
“The relationship between the borrower and the lenders …begins way before it reaches a foreclosure proceeding and is something the state does not regulate,” Passidomo told members of the committee.
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On June 8, 2011 SPC Charles Lemon was seriously injured when his tank drove over an IED in Najaf, Iraq. Charles was in Iraq as a tank gunner in the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based in Fort Hood, Texas. He lost both legs and suffered burns and other injuries to his abdomen, arms, and face. After being airlifted to Germany and undergoing several surgeries Charles was flown back to the United States. He arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, 2011 where he was finally reunited with his family. He is currently undergoing treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Tx.
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