Regulatory Updates

Nevada Regulatory Update

NEVADA TEMPORARY RULES CHAPTER 240   The Nevada Secretary of State recently issued temporary rules governing electronic notarizations, effective January 8, 2019.  The regulations relate to the legislation enacted in 2017 (Assembly Bill 413) providing for electronic notarizations.  See our...

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Illinois Legislative and Federal Regulatory Update

The Illinois legislature recently amended provisions of its Residential Mortgage License Act (“Act”), effective December 19, 2018.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced the asset-size exemption thresholds for 2019 for Regulation C and Regulation Z.   ILLINOIS HOUSE BILL...

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District of Columbia Legislative Update

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA L22-0189   The Council of the District of Columbia recently enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts Act of 2018 (“Act”), effective December 4, 2018.   “Acknowledgment” means a declaration by an individual that states the...

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Minnesota Legislative Update

MINNESOTA SENATE FILE 893   The Minnesota legislature recently adopted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (“Act”).  The Act applies to a notarial act performed on or after January 1, 2019.   “Acknowledgment” means a declaration by an individual...

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Rhode Island Legislative Update

RHODE ISLAND SENATE BILL 2560 AND HOUSE BILL 7502   The Rhode Island legislature recently enacted a Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (“Act”), effective January 1, 2019.   “Acknowledgment” means a declaration by an individual before a notarial officer that...

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California Legislative Update

The California Legislature has recently enacted legislation regarding closing an equity line of credit, amendments to the Survivor’s Bill of Rights, amendments to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) Program, amendments to the California Military Families Financial Relief Act (“ACT”)...

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Alabama and Connecticut Legislative and Colorado Regulatory Update

The Alabama legislature recently amended provisions of its Uniform Condominium Act (“Act”) to clarify lien priority and what fees could be included in the lien, effective January 1, 2019.  The Connecticut legislature recently amended its laws related to pre-licensing education...

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Federal and Connecticut Regulatory Update

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“BCFP”) (also referred to as the “CFPB”) issued Compliance Bulletin 2018-01 on September 25, 2018, to announce changes to how it articulates supervisory expectations to institutions in connection with supervisory events.  The Connecticut Department...

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Pennsylvania Legislative Update

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 653   The Pennsylvania legislature recently enacted the Vacant and Abandoned Real Estate Foreclosure Act (“Act”) to accelerate foreclosure proceedings on vacant and abandoned properties, effective December 17, 2018.   “Former owner” means an owner or obligor,...

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New Jersey Legislative Update

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY BILL 2035   The New Jersey legislature recently amended several provisions of its Residential Mortgage Lending Act (“Act”), effective November 22, 2018.   “Approved conditional status” means the status of the license of an individual who has...

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