TX Senate Bill 335 | NNA
Law

TX Senate Bill 335

Notary Law Update: TX Senate Bill 335

State: Texas

Summary:

Texas becomes the third state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), a uniform statute promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Signed:  June 17, 2005

Effective:  September 01, 2005

Chapter: 699

Affects:

Amends Texas Property Code Title 3 by adding Chapter 15

Changes:
  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), vesting in the The Texas State Library and Archives Commission the authority to promulgate rules and regulations governing electronic recording of real property documents.
  2. Allows Notaries to notarize an electronic real property document using an electronic signature.
  3. As pertains to electronic notarizations performed on real property documents, the Act clarifies that a “physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression or seal need not accompany an electronic signature.”
Analysis:

Texas becomes the third state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), a uniform statute promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It allows Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing electronic real property documents and clarifies that an image of a physical seal is not required when notarizing an electronic real property document.

Read the bill text.

Knowledge Center