The primary objective of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA,) which can be found on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Web site ( www.nccusl.org, Final Acts and Legislation link), is to establish the legal equivalence of electronic records and signatures with paper writing and manually signed signatures, thus removing barriers to electronic commerce. In other words, UETA assures that electronic signatures and transactions have the same legal effect as “wet” signatures and paper documents.
In the early part of the decade when interest rates were low, Sharon and Steve thought it would be a good time to refinance the mortgage on one of the four properties they own in eastern Pennsylvania. While they got a good rate from the finance company and the transaction went smoothly, the couple noticed some serious financial mysteries shortly after the ink on the contract had dried.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is studying a proposal to adopt the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).
June 30, 2008, marks the end of the terms of office for the last commissioners of deeds appointed for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Division of Legislations and Notaries (Division) of the Department of State (Department) is pleased to inform you of several new services available via the internet to notaries public and the general public alike.
Disciplinary actions announced by the Department of State included suspensions of notary commissions, probation, and civil penalties.
According to PennDOT’s fact sheet on defaced titles, any one or a combination of the following items will require the vehicle owner or lienholder to apply for a duplicate certificate of title…
PennDOT defines a miscellaneous motor vehicle business (MMVB) as a vehicle salvage dealer, transporter, financier-collector/repossessor, or a person who maintains an established place of business and who is engaged in the business of repair, service or towing of motor vehicles including but not limited to passenger cars, trucks, implements of husbandry and special mobile equipment.
Thanks to industry lobbying efforts, the Pennsylvania General Assembly amended the Board of Vehicles Act of 1983 to increase the fee dealers are permitted to charge for the service of titling and registering vehicles. Senate Bill 1424, signed by Gov. Ed Rendell on July 9, establishes a licensing cost that will be adjusted annually after 2009 according to the federal Consumer Price Index.
Knowing the limitations of your power as a notary is just as important as knowing the Notary Public Law. Here are some circumstances in which your authority to notarize is limited or prohibited.