The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has approved model legislation that would give county clerks and recorders the legal authority to prepare for electronic recording of real property records.The act, called the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, could create legislation that would authorize officials to begin accepting and storing records in electronic format. However, many state laws still require recorded real documents. This act would supersede those laws if it were made a law. Nonetheless, other legislation to establish the standard document format, the authority to record such forms, and the authority to fix fees for electronic recording and to collect those fees would have to be settled in order for electronic recording to become more widespread.

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