TLTA Proposes Emergency Executive Action on Remote Witnessing of Wet Signature Notarizations in Texas
We will alert you immediately if Gov. Abbott acts on our request for temporary relief
April 9, 2020
In response to feedback from our members regarding limited implementation of remote online notarizations (RON) in the marketplace, TLTA proposed to Gov. Abbott a temporary solution designed to support real estate closings under COVID-19 public health protocols.
TLTA's board held three lengthy meetings over the last three days working on this proposal to assure: 1) everything was carefully considered; and 2) our proposal ensures a safe notarization process. The temporary process we propose involves the remote witnessing of wet signatures only. The use of electronic signatures under current law would not be impacted by the temporary measure we are proposing. The State of Texas has strong RON statutes on the books that should not be replaced, and RON closings should continue to be used whenever possible – as our proposal to the governor clearly states.
The proposal we submitted today is a temporary, crisis-driven solution to safely keep real estate transactions moving. If Gov. Abbott acts on our request for temporary relief, we will alert you immediately.
Read TLTA's Proposed Emergency Executive Action Content »
Read Letter TLTA Sent Gov. Abbott Along With Our Proposal »
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