Senate panel approves Jansen’s bill to update registers of deeds recording procedures
LANSING — Legislation designed to help bring the recording procedures of local registers of deeds into the electronic age was approved by the Senate Local, Urban and State Affairs Committee Thursday, said Sen. Mark C. Jansen.
Sponsored by Jansen, Senate Bill 1160 is part of a two-bill package to update the way registers of deeds record and index records such as mortgage documents.
“My bill will help update the practices and procedures of local registers of deeds across the state,” said Jansen, R-Gaines Township. “I hope that these bills help register of deeds offices to operate more efficiently and serve their residents better.”
SBs 927 and 1160 reflect the current practices in the register of deeds offices and will help streamline forms and procedures across the state.
“The current laws date back to 1846 and considering the numerous technological advances that have occurred over the past 162 years, it’s about time we update these measures,” Jansen said. “Nowadays there are far more efficient and cost effective manners for registers of deeds to perform their duties.”
The Register of Deeds Association and the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan spent more than 18 months revising the outdated sections of state law.
SB 1160 now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008
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