The bill passed through the Senate Republican caucus yesterday. MERS has reportedly retained Tri-Advocates, via Squire Sanders law firm (thought they used Quarles Brady law firm in Arizona?) to kill our bill, SB 1259, on Monday. Why are they so afraid of truth telling? A foreclosing party should be legally authorized. It should be easy to come up with a summary of transfers that must have already occurred at foreclosure, for the conveyances of real property interests in the deeds of trust to be legal. I’m glad that we’ve had an opportunity to create new jobs for lobbyists in Arizona but SB 1259 should pass. It’s a no brainer for Arizona citizens who oppose the theft of houses, and support transparency.
The bill should get a vote on Tuesday or Wednesday by the full Senate.