|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to finance|
|Jun 20, 2019||committed to rules|
|May 13, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|May 08, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|May 07, 2019||1st report cal.596|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S812
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S812 (ACTIVE) - Details
S812 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S812 SPONSOR: LANZA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the requirements for notaries public and commissioners of deeds relating to certain instru- ments affecting real property PURPOSE OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to prevent fraudulent deed transfers by increasing the accountability of notaries who place their seal on docu- ments of conveyance that transfer ownership of residential real proper- ty. This bill establishes that notaries and commissioners of deeds whom are not employed by a title insurance agency, law firm or financial institu- tion, and who are involved in executing a document of conveyance, must file a notarial record of the notarial act. The bill provides a template of the notarial record, which includes, among other information, a description of the nature of the property, the names of the parties
S812 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 812 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the requirements for notaries public and commissioners of deeds relating to certain instru- ments affecting real property THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 135-c to read as follows: § 135-C. REQUIREMENTS OF NOTARIES PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS RELATED TO CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS AFFECTING REAL PROPERTY. 1. THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO EVERY NOTARIAL ACT IN THE STATE INVOLVING A DOCUMENT OF CONVEYANCE THAT TRANSFERS OR PURPORTS TO TRANSFER TITLE WITH RESPECT TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE STATE. IT SHALL ALSO APPLY TO COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS APPOINTED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW- ING MEANINGS: A. "DOCUMENT OF CONVEYANCE" SHALL MEAN A WRITTEN INSTRUMENT THAT TRANSFERS OR PURPORTS TO TRANSFER TITLE EFFECTING A CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY, EXCLUDING: (I) COURT ORDERED OR COURT-AUTHORIZED TRANSFER OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A TRANSFER BETWEEN SPOUSES OR FORMER SPOUSES AS A RESULT OF A DECREE OF DIVORCE, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, ANNULMENT, OR LEGAL SEPARATION, OR AS A RESULT OF PROPERTY SETTLEMENT, OR AGREEMENT INCIDENTAL TO A DECREE OF DIVORCE, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, ANNULMENT, OR LEGAL SEPARATION; (II) A TRANSFER ORDER BY A PROBATE COURT DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF A DECEDENT'S ESTATE; (III) A JUDGMENT OF A FORECLOSURE AND SALE, OR A LEVY PURSUANT TO AN EXECUTION; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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