ATTENTION: AB 957 Assembly Judiciary Committee votes this TUESDAY! Show your support!

Readers,

We did it! As you know by now, AB 957 passed the first round of votes with solid bipartisan support just two weeks ago. Thank you so much for all the letters you sent. They made a real difference.

This coming Tuesday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee is holding their vote on AB 957 and once again we need your help to prompt these legislators to vote YES.

Below is a list of committee members and their contact information. Please do me and the entire real estate industry a favor and print out this letter, sign and fax it to the assembly members listed below.

Two weeks ago, AB 957 passed the Banking and Finance Committee with bipartisan support! That first committee meeting victory is due to all of you who faxed a letter of support.
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SUGGESTED LETTER TO FAX

RE: Assembly Bill 957 – The Buyer’s Choice Act

Dear Assembly Member:

I support AB 957, The Buyer’s Choice Act. This is important legislation that affects my business and must be enacted!

I understand that this bill will prohibit banks (sellers who acquired title to residential real property at a foreclosure sale) from requiring the buyer to purchase title insurance or use escrow services chosen by the seller/bank. And it would prohibit a seller/bank from, without good cause, disapproving the use of a title or escrow company chosen by the buyer.

Of particular importance is the language in the bill that prevents a bank who is a seller from disapproving of a buyer’s choice of title, escrow and settlement companies without good cause. This will help prevent the current practice of large banks from putting inappropriate pressure on buyers to agree to use companies that provide an advantage to the banks in the transaction.

This bill will put the choice of affiliate services back where it belongs, with the consumer. Thank you for undertaking this important legislation in California.

Sincerely,

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CC: Assembly Member Cathleen Galgiani, FAX 916-319-2117

Assembly Judiciary Committee

Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D) – Chair
State Capitol, Room 3146
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2142
Counties: Portions of Los Angeles
Main Cities: Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles

Assemblymember Van Tran (R) – Vice Chair
State Capitol, Room 4130
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2168
Counties: Portions of Orange
Main Cities: Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Stanton, Anaheim, Newport Beach

Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D)
State Capitol, Room 2163
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2141
Counties: Portions of Los Angeles, Portions of Ventura
Main Cities: Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Los Angeles, Malibu, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Monica, Westlake Village

Assemblymember Noreen Evans (D)
State Capitol, Room 6026
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2107
Counties: Napa, Solano, Sonoma
Main Cities: American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Vallejo, Yountville

Assemblymember Dave Jones (D)
State Capitol, Room 6005
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2109
Counties: Portions of Sacramento
Main Cities: Sacramento

Assemblymember Steve Knight (R)
State Capitol, Room 2016
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2136
Counties: Portions of Los Angeles, Portions of San Bernardino
Main Cities: Adelanto, Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville

Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D)
State Capitol, Room 4005
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2143
Counties: Portions of Los Angeles
Main Cities: Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, North Hollywood

Assemblymember Ted Lieu (D)
State Capitol, Room 3173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2153
Counties: Portions of Los Angeles
Main Cities: Lomita, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach,
Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Venice, Westchester, West Los Angeles,
Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Ray, Mar Vista

Assemblymember William Monning (D)
State Capitol, Room 5150
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2127
Counties: Portions of Monterey, Portions of Santa Clara, Portions of Santa Cruz
Main Cities: Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz

Assemblymember Jim Nielsen (R)
State Capitol, Room 6031
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2102
Counties: Portions of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Portions of Yolo
Main Cities: Alturas, Anderson, Chico, Colusa, Orland, Red Bluff, Redding, Weed, Yuba City

Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D)
State Capitol, Room 5155
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-319-2117
Counties: Merced, Portions of San Joaquin, Portions of Stanislaus
Main Cities: Atwater, Lathrop, Merced, Newman, Stockton, Tracy