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Texas Laws | Property Code
PROPERTY CODE
TITLE 3. PUBLIC RECORDS

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 945, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (1243)

Sec. 14.006. UNIFORMITY OF APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION. (1244)(Text)

This chapter shall be applied and construed to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law with respect to the subject of this chapter among states enacting it. (1245)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 945, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (1246)

Sec. 14.007. SHORT TITLE. (1247)(Text)

This chapter may be cited as the Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act. (1248)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 945, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (1249)

CHAPTER 15. UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT (1250)(Text)

Sec. 15.001. SHORT TITLE. (1251)(Text)

This chapter may be cited as the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. (1252)

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 699 (S.B. 335), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (1253)

Sec. (1254)(Text)

state.tx.us/GetStatute.aspx?Code=PR&Value=15.002">15.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1255)

(1) "Document" means information that is: (1256)

(A) inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form; and (1257)

(B) eligible to be recorded in the real property records maintained by a county clerk. (1258)

(2) "Electronic" means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. (1259)

(3) "Electronic document" means a document that is received by a county clerk in an electronic form. (1260)

(4) "Electronic signature" means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document. (1261)

(5) "Paper document" means a document that is received by a county clerk in a form that is not electronic. (1262)

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 699 (S.B. 335), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (1263)

Sec. 15.003. UNIFORMITY OF APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION. (1264)(Text)

In applying and construing this chapter, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to the subject matter of this chapter among states that enact a law substantially similar to this chapter. (1265)

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 699 (S.B. 335), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (1266)

Sec. 15.004. VALIDITY OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS. (1267)(Text)

(a) If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be an original, be on paper or another tangible medium, or be in writing, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic document that complies with the requirements of this chapter. (1268)

(b) If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be signed, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic signature. (1269)

(c) A requirement that a document or a signature associated with a document be notarized, acknowledged, verified, witnessed, or made under oath is satisfied if the electronic signature of the person authorized to perform that act, and all other information required to be included, is attached to or logically associated with the document or signature. A physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression, or seal need not accompany an electronic signature. (1270)

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 699 (S.B. 335), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (1271)

Sec. 15.005. RECORDING OF DOCUMENTS. (1272)(Text)

(a) A county clerk who implements any of the functions described by this section shall act in compliance with rules adopted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under Chapter 195, Local Government Code, and standards established by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under Section 15.006. (1273)

(b) A county clerk may: (1274)

(1) receive, index, store, archive, and transmit electronic documents; (1275)

(2) provide for access to, and for search and retrieval of, documents and information by electronic means; (1276)

(3) convert paper documents accepted for recording into electronic form; (1277)

(4) convert into electronic form information recorded before the county clerk began to record electronic documents; (1278)

(5) accept electronically any fee or tax that the county clerk is authorized to collect; and (1279)

(6) agree with other officials of a state, a political subdivision of a state, or the United States on procedures or processes to facilitate the electronic satisfaction of prior approvals and conditions precedent to recording and the electronic payment of fees and taxes. (1280)

(c) A county clerk who accepts electronic documents for recording shall: (1281)

(1) continue to accept paper documents; and (1282)

(2) place entries for paper documents and electronic documents in the same index. (1283)

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 699 (S.B. 335), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (1284)

Sec. 15.006. UNIFORM STANDARDS. (1285)(Text)

(a) The Texas State Library and Archives Commission by rule shall adopt standards to implement this chapter. (1286)

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