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GA House Bill 127

Notary Law Update: GA House Bill 127

State: Georgia

Summary:

Georgia becomes the twenty-first state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, enabling county recorders to accept electronic real property documents for recording in conformance with technical standards set by the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority.

Signed:  May 05, 2009

Effective:  May 05, 2009

Chapter: Act No. 140

Affects:

Amends Chapter 2 of Title 44 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated

Changes:
  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.
  2. Permits a Notary to use an electronic signature to notarize an electronic real property document without affixing an image of the Notary’s official physical seal.
  3. Tasks the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority with promulgating technical standards to implement the act upon the recommendation of an Electronic Recording Committee with a majority of county recorders as provided for in the Act.
Analysis:

Georgia becomes the twenty-first state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), giving clerks of the superior court permission to electronically record electronic real property deeds, mortgages, releases and other documents affecting title to real property. Electronic recording of real property documents is perhaps the most compelling use case for transitioning from paper to electronic transactions. E-Recording reduces costs, provides efficiency gains and speeds the closing of real property transactions.

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