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Act No. 171 (H.512). Land records; notarial acts; property
An act relating to modernizing land records and notarial acts law
This act adopts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
(URPERA), amends Vermont’s notarial acts laws, and enacts temporary authority
related to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) to:
• authorize recorders to commence the practice of electronic recording of
records related to real property transactions, provided that the recorder
complies with Vermont’s URPERA statutes and the standards and best
practices adopted by VSARA
• require VSARA to conduct a study and prepare an interim and final
report between 2022 and 2024 concerning the fiscal, governance, and
operational sustainability of uniform approaches to the modernization
of the recording of property records, regardless of format
• create a new position within VSARA that will assist recorders with
compliance with VSARA’s standards and best practices for electronic
recording of real property records
• authorize notaries public to perform notarial acts for remotely located
individuals, provided that the notary acquires a special commission
endorsement from the Office of Professional Regulation and complies
with the requirements of 26 V.S.A. chapter 103
Multiple effective dates, beginning on June 2, 2022
VT LEG #363723 v.2

Statutes affected:
As Introduced: 24-1154, 26-103
As Passed By the House -- Official: 24-1154, 26-103
As Passed By the House -- Unofficial: 26-103
As Passed by Both House and Senate -- Official: 24-1154, 26-103
As Passed by Both House and Senate -- Unofficial: 26-103
As Enacted: 26-103