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NV Senate Bill 88

Notary Law Update: NV Senate Bill 88

State: Nevada

Summary:

Senate Bill 88 Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).

Signed:  May 14, 2007

Effective:  October 01, 2007

Chapter: 57

Affects:

Adds new as yet uncodified sections to Chapter 111 of the Nevada Revised Statutes

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. Tasks the Secretary of State with the responsibility of establishing standards to implement the Act.
  3. Contains the standard URPERA notarization provision, including the stipulation that an image of the physical Notary stamp or seal is not required to be included with the Notary’s electronic signature.
  4. Exempts documents submitted for recording under the URPERA from the general document recording requirements for paper instruments.
Analysis:

Nevada is the latest state to adopt the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. While the NNA is supportive of the URPERA generally, the NNA particularly favors those enactments that specifically name the Secretary of State as the rule-maker for electronic recording because, as the office responsible for oversight of Notaries, the Secretary of State would most likely ensure that the interests of Notaries are reflected.

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