Bill Text: IN HB1183 | 2010 | Regular Session | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Tax sale surplus fund agreements.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Passed) 2010-03-25 - Sections 5 through 10 effective 07/01/2010 [HB1183 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2010-HB1183-Engrossed.html


February 19, 2010





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1183

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DIGEST OF HB 1183 (Updated February 16, 2010 12:24 pm - DI 58)



Citations Affected: IC 6-1.1; IC 32-29; IC 32-30; IC 36-7.

Synopsis: Tax sale surplus fund agreements. Places restrictions on agreements by property owners for location, delivery, recovery, or assistance in the recovery of money deposited in the tax sale surplus fund. Provides that the tax sale property list may be certified on or after January 1 and not later than 51 days after the first tax payment due date. Allows a county to recover its costs of sale of certain certificates of sale. Requires court approval of certain claims against the tax sale surplus fund. Allows the county executive to assign a certificate of sale with respect to real property to any political subdivision, and provides that the period of redemption of the real property is 120 days after the assignment. Establishes procedures to account for funds if a tax sale is declared invalid. Allows a sheriff's sale to proceed only if the tax sale redemption amount and outstanding property taxes, special assessments, penalties, and interest are paid. Requires notice to a tax sale purchaser of certain actions proposed with respect to the property under the unsafe building statute.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2010.





Bartlett , Tyler , Moseley , Cherry
(SENATE SPONSORS _ DILLON, RANDOLPH, BRODEN, TAYLOR)




    January 7, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
    January 20, 2010, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 25, 2010, read second time, ordered engrossed.
    January 26, 2010, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 97, nays 0.

SENATE ACTION

    February 1, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy.
    February 18, 2010, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






February 19, 2010

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1183



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-24-1; (10)EH1183.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 6-1.1-24-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.169-2006, SECTION 13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 1. (a) On or before July 1 of each year or after January 1 of each calendar year in which a tax sale will be held in a county and not later than fifty-one (51) days after the first tax payment due date in that calendar year, the county treasurer (or county executive, in the case of property described in subdivision (2)) shall certify to the county auditor a list of real property on which any of the following exist:
        (1) In the case of real property other than real property described in subdivision (2), any property taxes or special assessments certified to the county auditor for collection by the county treasurer from the prior year's spring installment or before are delinquent as determined under IC 6-1.1-37-10.
        (2) In the case of real property for which a county executive has certified to the county auditor that the real property is:
            (A) vacant; or
            (B) abandoned;
        any property taxes or special assessments from the prior year's fall installment or before that are delinquent as determined under IC 6-1.1-37-10. The county executive must make a certification under this subdivision not later than sixty-one (61) days before the earliest date on which application for judgment and order for sale may be made.
        (3) Any unpaid costs are due under section 2(b) of this chapter from a prior tax sale.
    (b) The county auditor shall maintain a list of all real property eligible for sale. Unless the taxpayer pays to the county treasurer the amounts in subsection (a), the taxpayer's property shall remain on the list. The list must:
        (1) describe the real property by parcel number and common address, if any;
        (2) for a tract or item of real property with a single owner, indicate the name of the owner; and
        (3) for a tract or item with multiple owners, indicate the name of at least one (1) of the owners.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the real property so listed is eligible for sale in the manner prescribed in this chapter.
    (d) Not later than fifteen (15) days after the date of the county treasurer's certification under subsection (a), the county auditor shall mail by certified mail a copy of the list described in subsection (b) to each mortgagee who requests from the county auditor by certified mail a copy of the list. Failure of the county auditor to mail the list under this subsection does not invalidate an otherwise valid sale.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-24-6.1; (10)EH1183.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 6-1.1-24-6.1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.89-2007, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 6.1. (a) The county executive may do the following:
        (1) By resolution, identify properties:
            (A) that are described in section 6.7(a) of this chapter; and
            (B) concerning which the county executive desires to offer to the public the certificates of sale acquired by the county executive under section 6 of this chapter.
        (2) In conformity with IC 5-3-1-4, publish:
            (A) notice of the date, time, and place for a public sale; and
            (B) a listing of parcels on which certificates will be offered by parcel number and minimum bid amount;
        once each week for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the final advertisement being not less than thirty (30) days before the sale

date. The expenses of the publication shall be paid out of the county general fund.
        (3) Sell each certificate of sale covered by the resolution for a price that:
            (A) is less than the minimum sale price prescribed by section 5(e) of this chapter; and
            (B) includes any costs to the county executive directly attributable to the sale of the certificate of sale.
    (b) Notice of the list of properties prepared under subsection (a) and the date, time, and place for the public sale of the certificates of sale shall be published in accordance with IC 5-3-1. The notice must:
        (1) include a description of the property by parcel number and common address;
        (2) specify that the county executive will accept bids for the certificates of sale for the price referred to in subsection (a)(3);
        (3) specify the minimum bid for each parcel;
        (4) include a statement that a person redeeming each tract or item of real property after the sale of the certificate must pay:
            (A) the amount of the minimum bid under section 5(e) of this chapter for which the tract or item of real property was last offered for sale;
            (B) ten percent (10%) of the amount for which the certificate is sold;
            (C) the attorney's fees and costs of giving notice under IC 6-1.1-25-4.5;
            (D) the costs of a title search or of examining and updating the abstract of title for the tract or item of real property; and
            (E) all taxes and special assessments on the tract or item of real property paid by the purchaser after the sale of the certificate plus interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum on the amount of taxes and special assessments paid by the purchaser on the redeemed property; and
             (F) all costs of sale, advertising costs, and other expenses of the county directly attributable to the sale of certificates of sale; and
        (5) include a statement that, if the certificate is sold for an amount more than the minimum bid under section 5(e) of this chapter for which the tract or item of real property was last offered for sale and the property is not redeemed, the owner of record of the tract or item of real property who is divested of ownership at the time the tax deed is issued may have a right to the tax sale surplus.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-24-7; (10)EH1183.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 6-1.1-24-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS

FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 7. (a) When real property is sold under this chapter, the purchaser at the sale shall immediately pay the amount of the bid to the county treasurer. The county treasurer shall apply the payment in the following manner:
        (1) first, to the taxes, special assessments, penalties, and costs described in section 5(e) of this chapter;
        (2) second, to other delinquent property taxes in the manner provided in IC 6-1.1-23-5(b); and
        (3) third, to a separate "tax sale surplus fund".
    (b) The:
        (1) owner of record of the real property at the time the tax deed is issued who is divested of ownership by the issuance of a tax deed; or
        (2) tax sale purchaser or purchaser's assignee, upon redemption of the tract or item of real property;
may file a verified claim for money which is deposited in the tax sale surplus fund. If the claim is approved by the county auditor and the county treasurer, the county auditor shall issue a warrant to the claimant for the amount due.
    (c) If the person who claims money deposited in the tax sale surplus fund under subsection (b) is:
        (1) a person
described in subsection (b)(1) who acquired the property from a delinquent taxpayer after the property was sold at a tax sale under this chapter; or
        (2) a person not described in subsection (b)(1), including a person who acts under a power of attorney executed by the person described in subsection (b)(1);

the county auditor may not issue a warrant to the person unless the person is named on a tax sale surplus fund disclosure form filed with the county auditor under IC 32-21-8. only as directed by the court having jurisdiction over the tax sale of the parcel for which the surplus claim is made.
    (d) A court may direct the issuance of a warrant only:
        (1) on petition by the claimant; and
        (2) within three (3) years after the date of sale of the parcel in the tax sale.

    (d) (e) An amount deposited in the tax sale surplus fund shall be transferred by the county auditor to the county general fund and may not be disbursed under subsection (b) if it is not claimed within the three (3) year period after the date of its receipt.
    (e) (f) If an amount applied to taxes under this section is later paid out of the county general fund to the purchaser or the purchaser's

successor due to the invalidity of the sale, all the taxes shall be reinstated and recharged to the tax duplicate and collected in the same manner as if the property had not been offered for sale.
    (f) (g) When a refund is made to any purchaser or purchaser's successor by reason of the invalidity of a sale, the county auditor shall, at the December settlement immediately following the refund, deduct the amount of the refund from the gross collections in the taxing district in which the land lies and shall pay that amount into the county general fund.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-24-7.5; (10)EH1183.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 6-1.1-24-7.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 7.5. (a) For purposes of this section, "property owner" refers to the owner of record of real property at the time the tax deed is issued and who is divested of ownership by the issuance of the tax deed.
    (b) If a property owner enters into an agreement on or after May 1, 2010, that has the primary purpose of paying compensation to locate, deliver, recover, or assist in the recovery of money deposited in the tax sale surplus fund under section 7(a)(3) of this chapter with respect to real property as a result of a tax sale, the agreement
is valid only if the agreement:
        (1) requires payment of compensation of not more than ten percent (10%) of the amount collected from the tax sale surplus fund with respect to the real property, unless the amount collected is fifty dollars ($50) or less;
        (2) is in writing;
        (3) is signed by the property owner;
and
        (4) clearly sets forth:
            (A) the amount deposited in the tax sale surplus fund under section 7(a)(3) of this chapter with respect to the real property; and
            (B) the value of the property owner's share of the amount collected from the tax sale surplus fund with respect to the real property after the compensation is deducted.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-24-9; (10)EH1183.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 6-1.1-24-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 9. (a) Immediately after a tax sale purchaser pays the bid, as evidenced by the receipt of the county treasurer, or immediately after the county acquires a lien under section 6 of this chapter, the county auditor shall deliver a certificate of sale to the purchaser or to the county or to the city. The certificate shall be signed by the auditor and registered in the auditor's office. The certificate shall contain:
        (1) a description of real property that corresponds to the description used on the notice of sale;
        (2) the name of:
            (A) the owner of record at the time of the sale of real property with a single owner; or
            (B) at least one (1) of the owners of real property with multiple owners;
        (3) the mailing address of the owner of the real property sold as indicated in the records of the county auditor;
        (4) the name of the purchaser;
        (5) the date of sale;
        (6) the amount for which the real property was sold;
        (7) the amount of the minimum bid for which the tract or real property was offered at the time of sale as required by section 5 of this chapter;
        (8) the date when the period of redemption specified in IC 6-1.1-25-4 will expire;
        (9) the court cause number under which judgment was obtained; and
        (10) the street address, if any, or common description of the real property.
    (b) When a certificate of sale is issued under this section, the purchaser acquires a lien against the real property for the entire amount paid. The lien of the purchaser is superior to all liens against the real property which exist at the time the certificate is issued.
    (c) A certificate of sale is assignable. However, an assignment is not valid unless it is endorsed on the certificate of sale, acknowledged before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, and registered in the office of the county auditor. When a certificate of sale is assigned, the assignee acquires the same rights and obligations that the original purchaser acquired.
     (d) Subject to IC 36-1-11-8, the county executive may assign a certificate of sale held in the name of the county executive to any political subdivision during the life of the certificate. If an assignment is made under this subsection, the period of redemption of the real property under IC 6-1.1-25 is one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of the assignment.
SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-25-4; (10)EH1183.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 6-1.1-25-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.169-2006, SECTION 28, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 4. (a) The period for redemption of real property sold under IC 6-1.1-24 is:
        (1) one (1) year after the date of sale;
        (2) one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of sale to a purchasing agency qualified under IC 36-7-17; or
        (3) one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of sale of real property on the list prepared under IC 6-1.1-24-1(a)(2) or IC 6-1.1-24-1.5.
    (b) Subject to IC 6-1.1-24-9(d), the period for redemption of real property:
        (1) on which the county executive acquires a lien under IC 6-1.1-24-6; and
        (2) for which the certificate of sale is not sold under IC 6-1.1-24-6.1;
is one hundred twenty (120) days after the date the county executive acquires the lien under IC 6-1.1-24-6.
    (c) The period for redemption of real property:
        (1) on which the county executive acquires a lien under IC 6-1.1-24-6; and
        (2) for which the certificate of sale is sold under IC 6-1.1-24;
is one hundred twenty (120) days after the date of sale of the certificate of sale under IC 6-1.1-24.
    (d) When a deed for real property is executed under this chapter, the county auditor shall cancel the certificate of sale and file the canceled certificate in the office of the county auditor. If real property that appears on the list prepared under IC 6-1.1-24-1.5 is offered for sale and an amount that is at least equal to the minimum sale price required under IC 6-1.1-24-5(e) is not received, the county auditor shall issue a deed to the real property, subject to this chapter.
    (e) When a deed is issued to a county executive under this chapter, the taxes and special assessments for which the real property was offered for sale, and all subsequent taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties, and cost of sale shall be removed from the tax duplicate in the same manner that taxes are removed by certificate of error.
    (f) A tax deed executed under this chapter vests in the grantee an estate in fee simple absolute, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances created or suffered before or after the tax sale except those liens granted priority under federal law and the lien of the state or a political subdivision for taxes and special assessments which accrue subsequent to the sale and which are not removed under subsection (e). However, the estate is subject to:
        (1) all easements, covenants, declarations, and other deed restrictions shown by public records;
        (2) laws, ordinances, and regulations concerning governmental police powers, including zoning, building, land use,

improvements on the land, land division, and environmental protection; and
        (3) liens and encumbrances created or suffered by the grantee.
    (g) A tax deed executed under this chapter is prima facie evidence of:
        (1) the regularity of the sale of the real property described in the deed;
        (2) the regularity of all proper proceedings; and
        (3) valid title in fee simple in the grantee of the deed.
    (h) A county auditor is not required to execute a deed to the county executive under this chapter if the county executive determines that the property involved contains hazardous waste or another environmental hazard for which the cost of abatement or alleviation will exceed the fair market value of the property. The county executive may enter the property to conduct environmental investigations.
    (i) If the county executive makes the determination under subsection (h) as to any interest in an oil or gas lease or separate mineral rights, the county treasurer shall certify all delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and costs assessed under IC 6-1.1-24 to the clerk, following the procedures in IC 6-1.1-23-9. After the date of the county treasurer's certification, the certified amount is subject to collection as delinquent personal property taxes under IC 6-1.1-23. Notwithstanding IC 6-1.1-4-12.4 and IC 6-1.1-4-12.6, the assessed value of such an interest shall be zero (0) until production commences.
    (j) When a deed is issued to a purchaser of a certificate of sale sold under IC 6-1.1-24-6.1, the county auditor shall, in the same manner that taxes are removed by certificate of error, remove from the tax duplicate the taxes, special assessments, interest, penalties, and costs remaining due as the difference between the amount of the last minimum bid under IC 6-1.1-24-5(e) and the amount paid for the certificate of sale.

SOURCE: IC 6-1.1-25-11; (10)EH1183.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 6-1.1-25-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 11. (a) Subsequent to the issuance of the order directing the county auditor to issue a tax deed to real property sold under IC 6-1.1-24, a county auditor shall refund the purchase money plus six percent (6%) interest per annum from the county treasury to the purchaser, the purchaser's successors or assigns, or the purchaser of the certificate of sale under IC 6-1.1-24 if it is found by the court that entered the order for the tax deed that:
        (1) the real property described in the deed was not subject to the taxes for which it was sold;
        (2) the delinquent taxes or special assessments for which the real property was sold were properly paid before the sale; or
        (3) the legal description of the real property in the tax deed is void for uncertainty.
    (b) The grantee of an invalid tax deed, including the county, to whom a refund is made under this section shall execute, acknowledge, and deliver to the owner a deed conveying whatever interest the purchaser may have acquired by the tax sale deed. If a county is required to execute a deed under this section, the deed shall be signed by the county board of commissioners and acknowledged by the clerk of the circuit court.
    (c) A refund may not be made under this section while an action initiated under either section 14 or 16 of this chapter is pending.
     (d) If a sale is declared invalid after a claim is submitted under IC 6-1.1-24-7 for money deposited in the tax sale surplus fund and the claim is paid, the county auditor shall:
        (1) refund
the purchase money plus six percent (6%) interest per annum from the county treasury to the purchaser, the purchaser's successors or assigns, or the purchaser of the certificate of sale under IC 6-1.1-24; and
        (2) certify the amount paid to the property owner from the tax sale surplus fund as a lien against the property and as a civil judgment against the property owner.

SOURCE: IC 32-29-7-8.5; (10)EH1183.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 32-29-7-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 8.5. (a) Before the date of a sheriff's sale of property under section 3(c) of this chapter, the party that filed the praecipe for the sheriff's sale shall pay the following:
        (1) If a certificate of sale issued under IC 6-1.1-24 is outstanding:
            (A) the amount necessary for redemption of the property under IC 6-1.1-25; and
            (B) all delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, and interest that:
                (i) are not covered by the redemption referred to in clause (A); and
                (ii) are due and owing on the property on the date of the sheriff's sale.
        (2) If subdivision (1) does not apply, all delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, and interest that are due and owing on the property on the date of the sheriff's sale.
    (b) If the payments required under subsection (a) are not made in full by the date of the sale, the sheriff:
        (1) shall cancel the sheriff's sale; and
        (2) may conduct the sheriff's sale only:
            (A) upon evidence that the payments required under subsection (a) have been made in full; and
            (B) after a subsequent praecipe is filed, costs are paid, and the sheriff's sale is advertised under this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 32-30-10-14; (10)EH1183.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 32-30-10-14, AS AMENDED BY P.L.182-2009(ss), SECTION 390, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 14. The proceeds of a sale described in IC 32-29-7 or section 8 or 12(b) of this chapter must be applied in the following order:
        (1) Expenses of the offer and sale, including expenses incurred under IC 32-29-7-4 or section 9 of this chapter (or IC 34-1-53-6.5 or IC 32-15-6-6.5 before their repeal).
        (2) The amount of any property taxes on the property sold:
            (A) that are due and owing; and
            (B) for which the due date has passed as of the date of the sheriff's sale.
        The sheriff shall transfer the amounts collected under this subdivision to the county treasurer not more than ten (10) days after the date of the sheriff's sale.
        (3) Any amount of redemption where a certificate of sale is outstanding.
        (4) (2) The payment of the principal due, interest, and costs not described in subdivision (1).
        (5) (3) The residue secured by the mortgage and not due.
        (6) (4) If the residue referred to in subdivision (5) (3) does not bear interest, a deduction must be made by discounting the legal interest.
In all cases in which the proceeds of sale exceed the amounts described in subdivisions (1) through (6), (4), the surplus must be paid to the clerk of the court to be transferred, as the court directs, to the mortgage debtor, mortgage debtor's heirs, or other persons assigned by the mortgage debtor.
SOURCE: IC 36-7-9-2; (10)EH1183.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 36-7-9-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.88-2009, SECTION 7, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 2. As used in this chapter:
    "Community organization" means a citizen's group, neighborhood association, neighborhood development corporation, or similar organization that:
        (1) has specific geographic boundaries defined in its bylaws or articles of incorporation and contains at least forty (40) households within those boundaries;
        (2) is a nonprofit corporation that is representative of at least twenty-five (25) households or twenty percent (20%) of the households in the community, whichever is less;
        (3) is operated primarily for the promotion of social welfare and general neighborhood improvement and enhancement;
        (4) has been incorporated for at least two (2) years; and
        (5) is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    "Continuous enforcement order" means an order that:
        (1) is issued for compliance or abatement and that remains in full force and effect on a property without further requirements to seek additional:
            (i) (A) compliance and abatement authority; or
            (ii) (B) orders for the same or similar violations;
        (2) authorizes specific ongoing compliance and enforcement activities if a property requires reinspection or additional periodic abatement;
        (3) can be enforced, including assessment of fees and costs, without the need for additional notice or hearing; and
        (4) authorizes the enforcement authority to assess and collect ongoing costs for continuous enforcement order activities from any party that is subject to the enforcement authority's order.
    "Department" refers to the executive department authorized by ordinance to administer this chapter. In a consolidated city, this department is the department of metropolitan development, subject to IC 36-3-4-23.
    "Enforcement authority" refers to the chief administrative officer of the department, except in a consolidated city. In a consolidated city, the division of development services is the enforcement authority, subject to IC 36-3-4-23.
    "Hearing authority" refers to a person or persons designated as such by the executive of a city or county, or by the legislative body of a town. However, in a consolidated city, the director of the department or a person designated by the director is the hearing authority. An employee of the enforcement authority may not be designated as the hearing authority.
    "Known or recorded fee interest, life estate interest, or equitable interest of a contract purchaser" means any fee interest, life estate interest, or equitable interest of a contract purchaser held by a person whose identity and address may be determined from:
        (1) an instrument recorded in the recorder's office of the county where the unsafe premises is located;
        (2) written information or actual knowledge received by the department (or, in the case of a consolidated city, the enforcement authority); or
        (3) a review of department (or, in the case of a consolidated city, the enforcement authority) records that is sufficient to identify information that is reasonably ascertainable.
    "Known or recorded substantial property interest" means any right in real property, including a fee interest, a life estate interest, a future interest, a mortgage interest, a lien as evidenced by a certificate of sale issued under IC 6-1.1-24, or an equitable interest of a contract purchaser, that:
        (1) may be affected in a substantial way by actions authorized by this chapter; and
        (2) is held by a person whose identity and address may be determined from:
            (A) an instrument recorded in:
                 (i) the recorder's office of the county where the unsafe premises is located; or
                (ii) the office of the county auditor of the county where the unsafe premises are located in the case of a lien evidenced by a certificate of sale issued under IC 6-1.1-24;

            (B) written information or actual knowledge received by the department (or, in the case of a consolidated city, the enforcement authority); or
            (C) a review of department (or, in the case of a consolidated city, the enforcement authority) records that is sufficient to identify information that is reasonably ascertainable.
    "Substantial property interest" means any right in real property that may be affected in a substantial way by actions authorized by this chapter, including a fee interest, a life estate interest, a future interest, a mortgage interest, or an equitable interest of a contract purchaser.
SOURCE: ; (10)EH1183.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. An emergency is declared for this act.

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