Foreclosures Causing Problems Locally

September 11, 2012 Updated Sep 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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September 11, 2012 Updated Sep 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM EDT

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York State Assembly has passed legislation that would require banks to provide contact information about vacated homes in foreclosure.

The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Kearns and is co-sponsored in the NYS Senate by Michael Ranzenhofer.

It is hoped that the measure will be acted on by the Senate when the legislature reconvenes.

The nation's subprime mortgage crisis, and a sluggish economy, have led to a rise in foreclosures.

Several communities are now dealing with this problem as homes become eyesores and safety hazards while foreclosure proceedings drag on.

"What we are saying to the banks is you have to be a good neighbor," added Assemblyman Kearns.