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S.B. 99 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: David L. Thomas

House Sponsor: Brad L. Dee

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to counties.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides that a county recorder does not violate the law by placing certain
             13      information on a document;
             14          .    modifies provisions related to county recorder fees;
             15          .    requires a person's typed or printed name on a recorded document to appear just
             16      beneath the person's signature; and
             17          .    modifies a provision related to termination of a joint tenancy, tenancy by the
             18      entirety, life estate, or determinable or conditional interest to require an affidavit to
             19      be recorded in the county recorder's officer in order to terminate the interest.
             20      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:
             26          17-21-17, as last amended by Chapter 191, Laws of Utah 2002
             27          17-21-18.5, as last amended by Chapter 211, Laws of Utah 2003
             28          17-21-25, as last amended by Chapter 85, Laws of Utah 1999
             29          57-1-5.1, as enacted by Chapter 320, Laws of Utah 2000

             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 17-21-17 is amended to read:
             33           17-21-17. Prohibited acts.
             34          (1) Upon acceptance of an instrument entitled to be recorded, the recorder may not:
             35          (a) record the instrument in any manner other than the manner required by this chapter;
             36      or
             37          (b) alter, change, obliterate, or insert any new matter in any instrument of record.
             38          [(2) It is not a prohibited act under this section when a recorder denies access to:]
             39          (2) A recorder does not violate this section by:
             40          (a) denying access to:
             41          [(a)] (i) an instrument of record that has been classified as private under Section
             42      63-2-302 ; or
             43          [(b)] (ii) a portion of an instrument of record that has been classified as private under
             44      Section 63-2-302 [.]; or
             45          (b) placing an endorsement, reference, or other note on a document in the course of the
             46      recorder's work.
             47          Section 2. Section 17-21-18.5 is amended to read:
             48           17-21-18.5. Fees of county recorder.
             49          (1) The county recorder shall receive the following fees:
             50          (a) for [receiving, entering, and filing] recording any instrument, [paper, or notice,] not
             51      otherwise provided for, other than bonds of public officers, $10;
             52          (b) for recording any instrument, [paper, or notice,] including those provided for under
             53      Title 70A, Uniform Commercial Code, other than bonds of public officers, and not otherwise
             54      provided for, $10 for the first page[, if the page is not larger than 8-1/2 inches x 14 inches in
             55      size,] and $2 for each additional page, and if [any] an instrument[, paper, or notice] contains
             56      more than one description, $1 for each additional description;
             57          (c) for recording [any instrument in which] a right-of-way [is described, which is]

             58      connected with or [is] appurtenant to any tract of land described in the instrument, $1, but if the
             59      instrument contains a description of more than one right-of-way, $1 for each additional
             60      right-of-way, and if [any] an instrument contains more than two names for either the first or
             61      second party, or the plaintiffs or defendants, $1 for each additional name[, $1];
             62          (d) for recording[, indexing, and abstracting] mining location notices[, and recording,
             63      indexing,] and [abstracting] affidavits of labor affecting mining claims, $10 for the first page
             64      [if that page is not larger than 8-1/2 inches by 14 inches in size,] and $2 for each additional
             65      page; and
             66          (e) for a location notice, affidavit, or proof of labor which contains names of more than
             67      two signers, $1 for each additional name, and for an affidavit or proof of labor which contains
             68      more than one mining claim, $1 for each additional mining claim.
             69          (2) (a) Each county recorder shall record the mining rules of the several mining
             70      districts in each county without fee.
             71          (b) Certified copies of these records shall be received in all tribunals and before all
             72      officers of this state as prima facie evidence of the rules.
             73          (3) The county recorder shall receive the following fees:
             74          (a) for copies of any record or document, a reasonable fee as determined by the county
             75      legislative body;
             76          (b) for each certificate under seal, $5;
             77          (c) for recording any plat [of a subdivision into lots and blocks, $1 for each lot, and],
             78      $30 for each sheet and $1 for each lot or unit designation;
             79          [(d) for recording any other plat or map, $30 for each sheet and $1 for each lot or unit
             80      designation;]
             81          [(e)] (d) for taking and certifying acknowledgments, including seal, $5 for one name
             82      and $2 for each additional name;
             83          [(f)] (e) for recording any license issued by the Division of Occupational and
             84      Professional Licensing, $10; and
             85          [(g)] (f) for [filing of] recording a federal tax lien, $10, and for the discharge of the

             86      lien, $10.
             87          (4) The county may determine and collect a fee for all services not enumerated in this
             88      section.
             89          (5) A county recorder may not be required to collect a fee for services that are
             90      unrelated to the county recorder's office.
             91          Section 3. Section 17-21-25 is amended to read:
             92           17-21-25. Names of persons signing to be typed or printed on instruments
             93      presented for recording.
             94          (1) (a) [All instruments] Each instrument presented to the county recorder for recording
             95      shall have typed or printed on [them] it the [names] name of [all persons] each person whose
             96      [signatures appear] signature appears on the instrument whose [names are] name is required to
             97      be indexed.
             98          (b) The person's typed or printed name shall appear just beneath that person's signature.
             99          (2) The requirements of Subsection (1) do not affect the legality of the instrument to be
             100      recorded.
             101          Section 4. Section 57-1-5.1 is amended to read:
             102           57-1-5.1. Termination of an interest in real estate -- Affidavit.
             103          (1) [A document evidencing the termination of joint] Joint tenancy, tenancy by the
             104      entirety, life estate, or determinable or conditional interest in real estate [may not be recorded
             105      unless it is] may be terminated by an affidavit that meets the requirements of Subsection (2)
             106      which shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county in which the affected
             107      property is located.
             108          (2) [The] Each affidavit required by Subsection (1) shall:
             109          (a) cite the interest which is being terminated;
             110          (b) contain a legal description of the real property that is affected;
             111          (c) reference the entry number and the book and page of the instrument creating the
             112      interest to be terminated; and
             113          (d) if the termination is the result of a death, have attached as an exhibit, a copy of the

             114      death certificate or other document witnessing the death.

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