ID Senate Bill 1018

Law

State: Idaho
Signed: March 13, 2007

Effective: July 01, 2007
Chapter: 63

Summary

Senate Bill 1018 enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).

Affects

Creates a new Chapter 29, Title 31, of the Idaho Code

Changes
  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), which permits county recorders to establish an electronic recording system to record electronic real property documents.
  2. Permits Notaries to use an electronic signature in notarizing electronic real property documents without affixing a physical or electronic image of the Notary’s physical seal.
  3. Creates and tasks an electronic recording commission with 7 members appointed by the Governor, a majority of which must be recorders, with the responsibility of creating technical standards for implementing the Act.
Analysis

Idaho enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA). While signed by the Governor on March 13, 2007, the status of this bill was not widely reported until July 27, 2007. The notarization provision is unmodified from the original version as adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and also contains the important security provision that was added to URPERA by the American Bar Association. With Idaho’s enactment, 5 states have enacted the URPERA this year (Arkansas, New Mexico, Nevada and Florida are the others). 

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