Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Corteś and Basil Merenda, commissioner of the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, have announced disciplinary actions against 14 notaries for March through July 2008.
PAN Announces Notary Notes Going Green
Philadelphia has unveiled a new program designed to help the records department deal with the growing problem of real estate fraud in the city.
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…