Whoever said nothing happens in Annapolis during an election year certainly was not talking about 2018. With a near record number of bills introduced (3101 filed/889 passed both houses), the General Assembly was busy right up to SINE DIE. While we were unable to get anything passed on “Electronic/Remote Notarization”, the topic is now on the radar of several key legislators and we will continue working during the off-season in hopes having a viable bill for 2019. We were successful in getting HB 1093 passed – this cleans up a glitch with the “E-Recording” process being migrated to all the counties in the State. We owe a debt of gratitude to Del. Andrew Platt (Dist. 17, Montgomery Co.; Sen. Robert Cassilly (Dist. 34, Harford Co.) and the late Sen. Wayne Norman (Dist. 35, Harford Co.) for their help in getting 1093 passed. As a side note, the MLTA had presented Sen. Norman with its “Legislator of the Year” award just a week before his untimely passing – his friendship and guidance will be sorely missed.
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