A package of tough new laws that provide homeowners with some of the nation's strongest protections from bank repossession practices went into effect in January. The legislative package was sponsored by California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, shown above in December 2011, and written by 10 Democratic lawmakers.
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