Regulatory Updates

Tennessee Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Tennessee legislature recently enacted the Online Notary Public Act, effective July 1, 2019.  In addition, the Tennessee Department of State has adopted rules for the commissioning of online notary publics and the standards for performing online notarizations.  TENNESSEE SENATE...

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New Mexico and Rhode Island Legislative Update

The New Mexico legislature recently amended its laws to provide for the filing of duplicate documents.  The Rhode Island legislature has enacted the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (“Act”).  All the legislation discussed here is effective July 1, 2019....

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Kentucky Legislative Update

KENTUCKY HOUSE BILL 285 The Kentucky legislature recently amended several provisions of its Consumer Loan Company Act (“Act”), effective June 26, 2019. "Consumer loan company" means a person licensed to engage in the business of making loans to a consumer...

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Nebraska, Nevada and Texas Legislative Update

The Nebraska legislature recently passed the Online Notary Public Act (“Act”), effective May 30, 2019.  The Nevada legislature recently amended its laws to permit an individual to simultaneously apply for appointment as a notary public and register as an electronic...

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Georgia Legislative Update

The Georgia legislature recently amended provisions of its laws related to mortgage lenders and mortgage brokers, effective July 1, 2019. GEORGIA HOUSE BILL 185 A licensed mortgage lender is authorized to engage in all activities that are authorized for a...

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Federal Regulatory Update

FEDERAL AGENCIES AMEND REGULATIONS REGARDING FLOOD HAZARD AREAS - 82 FEDERAL REGISTER 4953  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), the Farm...

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Arizona and Arkansas Legislative Update

The Arizona legislature recently amended its recording fees, effective June 30, 2019.  The Arkansas legislature recently amended the Fair Mortgage Lending Act (the “Act”).  It also amended its laws to require closing agents to provide certain disclosures when closing a...

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Florida, and New Hampshire Legislative Update

The Florida legislature recently amended its laws regarding licensing exemptions, effective July 1, 2019, while the New Hampshire legislature amended provisions affecting non-depository mortgage bankers, brokers, and servicers, effective May 15, 2019. FLORIDA HOUSE BILL 935 An individual who does...

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Illinois Regulatory Update

ILLINOIS REGULATION 38 IL ADMIN CODE PART 1050 The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently amended certain rules related to the Residential Mortgage License Act (“Act”) related to independent loan processors and advertisements, effective May 10, 2019. "Independent...

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New Jersey Legislative Update

The New Jersey legislature recently revised the statute of limitations for foreclosures, amended its laws related to common interest associations regarding the recording of liens for unpaid assessments, amended its laws related to residential mortgage lending, all effective April 29,...

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