RI House Bill 7080/Senate Bill 2145

Law

State: Rhode Island
Signed: July 29, 2018

Effective: July 01, 2019
Chapter: 101 and 113, respectively

Summary

Rhode Island enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, allowing Notaries to notarize electronic real property documents with electronic signatures.

Affects

Creates Chapter 13.2 of Title 34 of the Rhode Island General Laws.

Changes
  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).
  2. Allows Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing an electronic real property document.
  3. Does not require the use of a Notary seal on an electronic real property document.
  4. Allows each recorder of deeds to set standards to implement electronic recording.
Analysis

Rhode Island enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA). It allows Notaries and notarial officers to notarize electronic real property documents that are eligible for recording in the land records.

Read the text of House Bill 7080.

Read the text of Senate Bill 2145.

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