May 9, 2018


In This Issue:

  • Proposed Online Notary Rules Published by Secretary of State
  • Mnuchin: GSE Reform Isn't Happening in 2018
  • Job Opening: Texas Department of Insurance Seeks Individual with Title Exerience for Insurance Specialist Position
  • Have a Licensing Question? Texas Department of Insurance Introduces New Website to Answer Common Licensing Questions
  • 2018 Conference Closing Breakfast: An Intimate Conversation with National Champion and Texas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Vince Young

Proposed Online Notary Rules Published by Secretary of State

TLTA | May 9, 2018
The Texas Secretary of State published via the Texas Register these online notary rules

This rule proposal endeavors to implement HB 1217 establishing “remote e-notary” in Texas. The TLTA Remote E-Notary Task Force has been evaluating earlier informal drafts of these proposed rules and providing feedback.  

Comments to the Secretary of State regarding the proposed repeal and replacement of Chapter 87 must be received not later than noon, Friday, June 1, 2018.

TLTA will continue monitoring the ongoing development of these rules. The final, adopted rules will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
 
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Mnuchin: GSE Reform Isn’t Happening in 2018

HousingWire | May 1, 2018
Back in September, during a Politico Policy Summit in Washington, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said GSE reform would be addressed in 2018.

For all of you nay-sayers who said it wouldn’t happen – you were probably right. During an interview with Fox Business on Monday, Mnuchin confessed that reforming mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac probably isn’t going to happen this year, and isn’t a priority for this Congress.

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Job Opening: Texas Department of Insurance Seeks Individual With Title Experience for Insurance Specialist Position

TDI | May 4, 2018
The Texas Department of Insurance posted a job opening for an Insurance Specialist in their Property and Casualty Lines Office. The position would be a good fit for a candidate with strong title insurance experience.
 
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Have a Licensing Question? Texas Department of Insurance Introduces New Website to Answer Common Licensing Questions

TDI | May 2, 2018
Visit TDI's new website for answers to common questions. The new site is equipped to walk you through how to do the following:

  • Print a license.
  • Apply for a license.
  • Update your address.
  • Resolve a continuing education deficiency.
  • Cancel a license.
  • Get a letter of certification.
Still Have Questions? Try TDI's Online Form

2018 Conference Closing Breakfast: An Intimate Conversation Featuring National Champion and Texas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Vince Young

TLTA | May 9, 2018
The closing breakfast for this year's Annual Conference and Business Meeting will feature an intimate conversation between the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith and Vince Young, a Texas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee who played six seasons in the NFL and led the University of Texas Longhorns to a national championship in 2006.
 
Other speakers featured in this year's conference program include innovators in the fields of leadership and technology, as well as experts on industry trends. Our conference program has never been this robust--it's like having your own personal think tank. You'll have the opportunity to engage, ask questions and let the ideas cross-pollinate as our nationally celebrated speakers bring timely info and ideas to our one-of-a-kind conference in Austin.  
 
But you have to register by the end of the day Friday, May 11 to benefit from this unprecedented line-up of luminaries and save big money with our early bird rate. Please note that the breakfast with Vince Young and Evan Smith is a TLTAPAC fundraiser, so be sure to buy your ticket to the breakfast when you register for the conference today. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind breakfast support your TLTAPAC—an important investment in our industry’s continued strength and stability.
 
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