The new law, which was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in November, limits the amount of time a person has to challenge a foreclosure and get his home back.
Attorney General Maura Healey has ruled that opponents of a new law related to clearing titles of foreclosed homes cannot attempt to repeal the law through a ballot referendum.
Healey wrote in a letter to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin on Tuesday that the title clearing law “is not lawfully the subject of a referendum petition.”
Sarah McKee, a former federal prosecutor from Amherst who signed a petition to repeal the law that initiated the ballot referendum process, said she is disappointed in Healey’s ruling. “I’m disappointed that the attorney general who takes an oath to support the Massachusetts Constitution did not consider the ways in which this new law … actually violates the Constitution,” McKee said.