Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Recording of Documents

Chapter 6. Recorder

Article 3. Documents to Be Recorded*

Section 27279.4

27279.4. Electronic Recordation Task Force. (a) The California Attorney General shall appoint an Electronic Recordation Task Force consisting of voluntary representatives from governmental agencies and industry groups specified in subdivision (b) who shall meet on a regular basis to address the technical, legal, security and economic issues associated with electronic recordation. The task force shall make recommendations regarding all of the following:

(1) In addition to requesters qualifying under Section 27279.2, which persons and entities should be authorized to digitize and record documents electronically after January 1, 2000, in order to limit real property fraud, forgery, and consumer risks associated with electronic recordation and provide a cost benefit to the county.

(2) Guidelines for the standardization of both software and hardware used by counties to ensure maximum efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and maximum use of the electronic recordation process by requesters qualifying under Sections 27279.2 and 27279.3.

(3) Appropriate recording fees and other assessments to cover increased costs to both county recorders and requesters.

(b) The task force described in subdivision (a) shall consist of representatives from governmental and industry groups, including county recorders, county district attorneys, the Franchise Tax Board, Fannie Mae, the United States Internal Revenue Service, trustees, mortgage bankers, financial institutions, and the title insurance and real estate industries.

History.—Stats. 2001, Ch. 745 (SB 1191), in effect January 1, 2002, substituted "cost-effectiveness," for "cost effectiveness" after "efficiency" in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), and deleted subdivision (c).

* Article 3 was added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424, in effect September 19, 1947.