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HI House Bill 271

Notary Law Update: HI House Bill 271

State: Hawaii

Summary:

Hawaii becomes the twenty-third state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, enabling registrars of the bureau of conveyances to accept electronic real property documents for recording in conformance with technical standards set by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Signed:  June 09, 2009

Effective:  July 01, 2009

Chapter: Act No. 2009-102

Affects:

Adds as yet uncodified new sections to Chapter 502 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes

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 Department of Land and Natural Resources with promulgating technical standards to implement the act and directs the Department to consider standards that render electronic documents “resistant to tampering.”
Analysis:

 Hawaii becomes the twenty-third state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), giving registrars of the bureau of conveyances permission to electronically record electronic real property deeds, mortgages, releases and other documents affecting title to real property and allowing Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing electronic real property documents.

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