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Steve Cassano

Representing Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury & Manchester

Senator Cassano Leads Senate Passage of Legislation Prohibiting Foreclosure and Enforcement for Unpaid Sewer Assessments, Related Fees when Under Certain Totals


Today, State Senator Steve Cassano (D-Manchester) led the Senate in its passage of legislation that will protect individuals facing foreclosure in the face of delinquent sewer benefit assessments or use and connection charges. The bill would limit actions such as foreclosure for unpaid sewer charges totaling under $4,000.

"With the COVID-19 pandemic's financial impact on many individuals still apparent, we owe it to our communities to prevent further foreclosures and legal trouble arising for these individuals," said Sen. Cassano. "This legislation establishes a minimum amount owed before foreclosure or other financial pain can be imposed upon a ratepayer, better ensuring individuals will not further suffer during difficult times."

Senate Bill 968, "An Act Concerning Foreclosure, Assignment and Other Enforcement Actions For Unpaid Sewer Assessments and Other Fees and Charges," would restrict liens on owner-occupied property for municipal or regional sewer or water pollution control authority assessments until the principal exceeds $4,000. Under the bill, the threshold is calculated separately for use and connection charges and benefit assessments. Under current law, there is no minimum below which a water pollution control authority, or WPCA, lien cannot be assigned. Municipal WPCA benefit assessments, municipal WPCA use and connection charges and regional WPCA assessments and charges cannot be foreclosed until their separate combined principals exceed $4,000.


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