BOSTON (AP) – A bill that would crack down on anyone who installs a camera to record activity in a neighbor’s backyard is just one of dozen of laws to be heard at a virtual public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday.
The bill would give a residential property owner or tenant the right to sue anyone who installs a video display device on property adjacent to the home to record activities that take place in the home’s backyard with the intent of harassment, without written consent harassing or threatening someone of the owner or tenant.
Other bills to be heard on by the Legislative Judiciary Committee include bills that repeal racially restrictive agreements in real estate documents, prevent the use of “abusive” high-level domain revenue, guarantee the universal right to legal assistance in eviction cases, and protect buyers from unknowingly in real estate a floodplain.
The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The public can attend the virtual hearing, which will be streamed live on the legislature’s website.
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