Check out information on the California's Assembly Bill 1466 plus updates from North Carolina and Vermont.
- California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law Assembly Bill 1466. The bill requires that each county's recorder establish a program to identify and redact unlawfully restrictive covenants from real property records. The bill went into effect on July 1, 2022.
- On July 8, 2022, North Carolina passed House Bill 776 that permanently allows Remote Online Notarization (RON). RON will become effective on July 1, 2023. Some highlights of this legislation include:
- The remote electronic notary is required to verify the location of the signer by geolocation via communication technology of the remote signer.
- RON platform providers must get licensed by the Secretary of State.
- Licensing of communication technology platforms and other specific rules related to RON are being developed by the NC Secretary of State and will be available prior to the July 2023 effective date.
- Vermont became the final state to allow electronic recording with the passage of HR 512, which enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. The legislation went into effect on July 1, 2022.