Bill Summary for H 593 (2013-2014)

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May 8 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 593 (Public) Filed Monday, April 8, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE REGISTERS OF DEEDS TO MAINTAIN REGULAR OFFICE HOURS.
Intro. by Daughtry.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Deletes all the provisions of the 1st edition.

Repeals GS 161-8, Attendance at office.

Enacts new GS 161-8.1, Office hours; Notice of hours, providing that the register of deeds office will be open for public business during county office workdays and hours, as set by the board of county commissioners (board), pursuant to GS 153A-94(b). The register of deeds can set the hours for registration of real estate instruments to begin not more than 30 minutes after the office opens to the public and end not more than 30 minutes after the office closes. Allows the office to be closed temporarily with the prior approval of the board or county manager.  Specifies the reporting and posting requirements for alerting the public to the schedule of the office and any temporary changes to that schedule or temporary closings.

Directs the Secretary of State to establish a website and procedures for the posting of the workdays, holidays, and office hours of each county register of deeds office in the manner provided for in subsection (c) of the act.

Effective July 1, 2013.

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