Amanda Welters, Note, Expedition E-Recording, First Stop URPERA
: How Universal E-Recording Under URPERA
Could Revolutionize Real Estate Recording in the United States and Why it Should, 13 MINN.
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL--the authors of UETA and URPERA
) has endeavored to address the outstanding concerns regarding notarization of electronic documents in Section 19 of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA).
(177.) Since 2003, URPERA
has been enacted in 14 states (Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia.
URPERA's intent is to provide a uniform and consistent framework for bringing recording of real estate records into the modern electronic era.
Arizona is the first state to adopt URPERA, but seven other states--California, Connecticut, Delaware, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia--as well as the District of Columbia have introduced URPERA during the current legislative session, said McCabe.
URPERA, in authorizing recording of real estate documents that are in electronic form, would supersede traditional paper-based statutory requirements.
The goal of URPERA is to create legislation authorizing land records officials to begin accepting records in electronic form, storing electronic records and setting up systems for searching for and receiving them.