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2000 State Legislative Report - Washington DC

Submitted by Mark E. Winter, Stewart Title

I CIVIL ACTIONS
II ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
III. ESCROWS
IV. INSURANCE / BUSINESS ISSUES
Captive Insurance Company Act - corporation and associations may establish their own captive insurance companies - including title companies - in D.C. Insurer Self Certificate Act - applicants can submit certification from an independent organization stating that it meets all requirements to sell insurance in D.C.

Insurer Confidentiality and Information Sharing Act - the District may share information with state and federal regulators in the financial services sector to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley law.

V. STATUTORY LIENS
VI. TAXES
VII. PUBLIC ENTITIES
VIII. REAL PROPERTY INTERESTS
IX. DEEDS AND SECURITY INTERESTS
X. RECORDING
The D.C. Recorders Office is in its final beta testing phase of an on-line land records search site. Landata is providing the D.C. government with an automation system that will quickly search records by name, legal address, official document number and deliver documents to an e-mail or fax destination without using browser plug-ins. The two year automation project is expected to be rolled-out for customer use during the fall of 2000.



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