The Dateline Austin newsletter goes out via email every week to TLTA members and covers the latest important regulatory and legislative updates title professionals need to know about.

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March 15, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: Trust as Grantee Clarification Bill Advances, RIN Companion Bill Filed
  • HUD Issues Final Rule to Offer 40-Year FHA Loan Mods
  • FHFA Delays Implementation of LLPA DTI Fees
  • Fannie Mae Appoints Michael Seelig to Its Board of Directors

March 8, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: Industry Supported Trust Bill to Be Heard in State Affairs Committee Today; RIN Bill Filed in Texas Senate
  • Politico: Fannie Mae Developing Pilot Project to Waive Title Insurance Requirements for Some Loans
  • House Financial Services Committee to Hold CFPB Reform Hearing Today
  • Seller Impersonation Fraud: New Webinar This Friday Includes Options to Protect and Prevent This Continued Threat

March 1, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: Hearing on Foreign Ownership Bills Tomorrow, Texas House Identifies Priorities, and More
  • Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging CFPB Funding
  • ALTA Applauds Passage of SECURE Notarization Act in the House of Representatives
  • Fannie Mae: Appraisals Are No Longer the Default Option

February 22, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: Private Transfer Fee Bill Filed, TLTA Board Takes Position on Foreign Ownership Bills, and More
  • TREC Adopts Changes to Inspection Report Rule, Proposes Rule Changes Related to Unauthorized Practice of Law, Broker Responsibility, Education Requirements, License Renewal, and More
  • ALTA Urges FinCEN to Give Title Entities Access to Beneficial Ownership Information System
  • 2023 Annual Conference: Registration Is Now Open!

February 15, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: Lt. Gov. Names Session Priorities, TLTA Bills of Interest, and More
  • TDI Posts Job for Title Specialist
  • FinCEN Invites Nominations for Membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group
  • It's Not Too Late to Register for Tomorrow's Compliance Webinar: Completing the T-S1, T-S5, T-G.1,and Wind Down Plan

February 9, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: Trust as Grantee Clarification Bill Filed, Goodwill and Strengthened Connections During TLTA Day at Capitol
  • TDI News: Compliance Reminder - T-S5 Due Feb. 15, New TDI Job Posting for Title Specialist, Quarterly Audit Results
  • New TREC Forms In Effect as of Feb. 1; Upcoming Live TLTA Webinar Will Familiarize You With New Forms

February 1, 2023

  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • 88th Texas Legislature: It's Not Too Late to Join Us for Day at the Capitol Next Week
  • ICYMI: Texas AG Announces Inves­ti­ga­tion of Home Title Lock for Poten­tial­ly Mis­lead­ing Texas Consumers
  • New Compliance Webinar Featuring TDI Staff: Completing the T-S1, T-S5, T-G.1, & Wind-Down Plan

January 25, 2023

  • Texas AG Announces Inves­ti­ga­tion of Home Title Lock for Poten­tial­ly Mis­lead­ing Texas Consumers
  • 88th Texas Legislature: Senate Committee Chairs Named, Legislators File Bills on Related to Foreign Ownership of Real Estate, Other Bills of Interest
  • SURVEY: Have Your Agency Operations Been Impacted by the Veteran’s Land Board?
  • ALTA Publishes Major Revision to Best Practices

January 18, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: TLTA Board Adopts Affirmative Legislative Agenda Items, Group Hotel Rate for TLTA Day at Capitol Ends Saturday, Bills of Interest
  • Texas AG Pax­ton Peti­tions U.S. Supreme Court to Hear CFPB Case
  • FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses
  • How Title Companies Are Combating Wire Fraud

January 11, 2023

  • 88th Texas Legislature: New Legislative Session Kicked Off Tuesday, TLTA Day at Capitol Less Than One Month Away, Bills of Interest
  • TDI News
  • FinCEN Expects to Propose New Anti-Money Laundering Rule in April
  • ALTA Asks FTC to Provide Clear Definition of a 'Junk Fee'

January 4, 2023

  • Texas Legislature's 88th Session Commences This Tuesday, Jan. 10; New Bills Added to TLTA's Bills of Interest List
  • New Property Tax Law Effective as of Jan. 1; Other New Laws in Effect for 2023
  • TDI's Annual Report for FY 2022