WI Senate Bill 616

Law

State: Wisconsin
Signed: May 22, 2006

Effective: June 03, 2006
Chapter: Act No. 421

Summary

Wisconsin enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA)

Affects

Amends Wisconsin Statutes 15.01 and 706.01(4); adds new sections 15.107(6) and 706.25

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 a 7-member electronic recording council with the responsibility of creating technical standards for implementing the Act. The members of the council are provided for in the new law. A majority of the commission are registers of deeds from within the state.
Analysis

Wisconsin enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act virtually verbatim, with the notarization provision as originally published by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, along with the subsection added by the American Bar Association requiring the electronic recording council to adopt standards to ensure that a county’s electronic recording system is secure.

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