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MI Senate Bill 791

Notary Law Update: MI Senate Bill 791

State: Michigan

Summary:

Michigan becomes the twenty-fifth state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, enabling county registers of deeds to accept electronic real property documents for recording in conformance with technical standards set by a 8-member Electronic Recording Commission.

Signed:  July 19, 2010

Effective:  July 19, 2010

Chapter: Public Act No. 123

Affects:

Creates as yet uncodified sections in the Michigan Compiled Laws

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. Creates an Electronic Recording Commission with 8 members specified under the new law to promulgate technical standards to implement the act and directs the Commission to consider standards that render electronic documents “resistant to tampering.” 
Analysis:

Michigan becomes the twenty-fifth state or jurisdiction to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), giving county registers of deeds permission to electronically record electronic real property deeds, mortgages, releases and other documents affecting title to real property. The Act creates an Electronic Recording Commission comprised of 8 members as specified by the statute.

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