OK House Bill 2587

Law

State: Oklahoma
Signed: June 02, 2008

Effective: November 01, 2008
Chapter: 295

Summary

Oklahoma enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act effective November 1, 2008, and tasks the Archives and Records Commission with creating technical standards to implement the Act.

Affects

Creates new Sections 86.1-86.7 and amends Section 28 of Title 16 of the Oklahoma Statutes

Changes
  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), enabling county clerks to accept electronic documents for recordation in the land records.
  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 State Archives and Records Commission with enacting standards to implement the Act.
Analysis

Oklahoma becomes the nineteenth state to adopt the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. In addition, HB 2587 also amends a statute stating that all instruments affecting title to real property recorded in the land records must be plainly printed, typed, or handwritten or partly printed, partly typed, or partly handwritten, must be an original or a certified copy of an original instrument, and must be clearly legible in the English language by indicating that these requirements shall not prevent the electronic recordation of such documents under the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.

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