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§ 483.5. Commission

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 21 P.S. Deeds and MortgagesEffective: July 5, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 21 P.S. Deeds and Mortgages (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Deeds and General Provisions
Registration and Recording (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 5, 2012
21 P.S. § 483.5
§ 483.5. Commission
(a) Establishment; administration of act.
(1) The Electronic Recording Commission is established as an administrative board within the department. The department shall supply adequate administrative support to the commission in accordance with section 214 of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L. 177, No. 175),1 known as The Administrative Code of 1929, including personnel, office space and any other assistance required by the commission to carry out its duties under this act. Policy determinations regarding the implementation of this act shall be made by the commission and shall not be subject to review or approval by the department.
(2) The commission shall administer this act.
(b) Membership.--The commission shall consist of the following members:
(1) Eight members shall be appointed as follows:
(i) The President pro tempore of the Senate shall appoint two members. One member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the first class through fourth class, and one member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the fifth class through eighth class.
(ii) The Minority Leader of the Senate shall appoint two members. One member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the first class through fourth class, and one member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the fifth class through eighth class.
(iii) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members. One member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the first class through fourth class, and one member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the fifth class through eighth class.
(iv) The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members. One member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the first class through fourth class, and one member under this subparagraph must be a sitting recorder serving in a county of the fifth class through eighth class.
(2) The Governor shall appoint five members, one from and representing each of the following entities from a nomination list containing a minimum of four nominees provided to the Governor by each entity, as follows:
(i) The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
(ii) The department.
(iii) The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries.
(iv) The Pennsylvania Land Title Association.
(v) The Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
(c) Terms.--
(1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), each member shall serve a three-year term.
(2) For initial terms under subsection (b)(1), each appointing authority shall make one appointment for a one-year term and one appointment for a two-year term.
(d) Vacancies.--A vacancy in membership shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
(e) Chair.--
(1) A member of the commission who is a recorder shall annually be elected by the members of the commission to serve as chair of the commission.
(2) A member of the commission may be elected chair of the commission more than once.
(3) Should the chair of the commission leave the commission or resign as chair, a member of the commission who is a recorder shall be elected by the members of the commission to complete the chair's annual term.
(f) Compensation.--Members of the commission shall not receive compensation, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in performing official duties.
(g) Department.--In order to provide adequate administrative support pursuant to subsection (a)(1), the department may enter into cooperative agreements with other public or private organizations to provide such resources to the commission.

Credits

2012, July 5, P.L. 935, No. 100, § 5, imd. effective.

Footnotes

71 P.S. § 74.
21 P.S. § 483.5, PA ST 21 P.S. § 483.5
Current through Act 4 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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