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Uniform Conveyancing Blanks Commission

Active dates:1929-1975
Function: The commission filed proposed blanks with the secretary of state and the secretary of state accepted them for filing without charge upon their being certified by the commission.
History: The Uniform Conveyancing Blanks Commission was established in 1929 to prepare and file with the legislature proposed uniform conveyancing blanks and amendments thereto, in order to bring consistency and completeness to all real estate transactions within the state. Uniform conveyancing blanks are the forms used in real estate transactions, such as deeds, mortgages, land contracts, assignments, and satisfactions.

1931 Minn. Laws Chapter 34 changed the commission from seven to nine members.

The Commission was re-activated in 1971 under Governor Wendell Anderson and nine members appointed.

The commission was abolished in 1975 (Laws 1975 c61 s2), its duties being transferred to the commissioner of securities. The commissioner was given the right to appoint an advisory committee on uniform conveyancing forms to recommend amendments to existing forms or adoption of new forms. The commissioner then chose whether or not to adopt the amended or new forms. Those adopted were kept on file with the secretary of state. The name was changed from advisory committee to advisory task force in 1983 (Laws 1983 c260 s62). Later in 1983 (Laws 1983 c289 s114 sd1), the task force was transferred under the commissioner of commerce, who also received the duty of keeping the forms on file.
Advisory to:
Commerce Department: Insurance Division
Membership: Nine members appointed by the governor.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1971.
Record last updated: 10/09/2013

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