The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws,a nationwide organization comprised of more than 300 lawyers,judges and law professors, wants to end the confusion. Theorganization creates model and uniform laws, which it brings to thestates in the hopes of passage. In 2004, the organization concludedmore than two years of study and discussion by drafting the UniformReal Property Electronic Recording Act (Urpera). The legislation isdesigned to close gaps and streamline real estate transactions. talked to David D. Biklen, a Hartford, CT-basedlawyer and chair of the committee working on the electronicrecording act legislation, about technology and the problems hehopes the uniform law will solve.

GlobeSt: Two existing laws--the Uniform ElectronicTransactions Act (UETA) and the Global National Commerce Act(E-sign)--already address the validity of electronic documents andelectronic signatures. So why is it necessary for states to adoptthe Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act?

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