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A04682
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1292
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY METZGAR, RYAN, MILLARD, PICKETT, BERNSTINE,
TOPPER, NEILSON, HILL-EVANS, NESBIT, SANCHEZ, JOZWIAK AND
SCHEMEL, APRIL 25, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, APRIL 25, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of August 11, 1967 (P.L.205, No.69), entitled
"An act to validate conveyances and other instruments which
have been defectively acknowledged," extending the date for
validation of certain conveyances and other instruments.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1 of the act of August 11, 1967 (P.L.205,
No.69), entitled "An act to validate conveyances and other
instruments which have been defectively acknowledged," is
amended to read:
Section 1. No grant, bargain and sale, feoffment, deed of
conveyance, release, assignment, mortgage or other assurance of
lands, tenements and hereditaments, whatsoever, bearing date
prior to the year two thousand [thirteen] eighteen, made,
executed and delivered by husband and wife, or by any person or
trustee or attorney in fact for any other person or persons, to
a bona fide purchaser or purchasers for a valuable
consideration, and acknowledged before any officer duly
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authorized by law to take such acknowledgment, shall be deemed,
held or adjudged invalid or defective or insufficient in law by
reason of any informality or defect in such acknowledgment as
not being made according to law, or because the date of the
acknowledgment predates the date of the instrument, or by reason
of the acknowledgment thereto having been made by any trustee or
attorney in fact in his individual capacity instead of as such
trustee or attorney in fact; but all and every such grant,
bargain and sale, feoffment, deed of conveyance, release,
assignment, mortgage or other assurance, so made, executed and
acknowledged, as aforesaid, shall be as good, valid and
effectual in law for transferring, passing and conveying the
estate, right, title and interest of such husband and wife of,
in and to the lands, tenements and hereditaments mentioned in
the same, as if all the requisites and particulars of such
acknowledgment had been made according to law, and as if such
trustee or attorney in fact had made the acknowledgment thereto
in such capacity; and the record of the same duly made in the
proper office for recording of deeds in this Commonwealth, and
exemplifications of the same duly certified, shall be legal
evidence in all cases in which the original would be competent
evidence.
Section 2. This act shall not apply to lawsuits now pending
and undetermined.
Section 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020 2021,
or in 60 days, whichever is later.
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