Act No. 57

Public Acts of 2007

Approved by the Governor

September 11, 2007

Filed with the Secretary of State

September 12, 2007

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2007

STATE OF MICHIGAN

94TH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2007

Introduced by Senators Pappageorge, Jansen, Birkholz, Gilbert, Van Woerkom, Brown, Hardiman, Jelinek, Stamas, Garcia, Anderson, Barcia, Basham, Brater, Cassis, Cherry, Clarke, Cropsey, Gleason, Hunter, Jacobs, Kahn, Kuipers, McManus, Olshove, Patterson, Prusi, Richardville, Sanborn, Schauer and Scott

ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 301

AN ACT to amend 1873 PA 5, entitled "An act to provide for the recording of judgments in actions affecting or relating to the title of real estate," by amending section 1 (MCL 565.401).

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 1. (1) If a final judgment is rendered in any suit or action at law that affects or relates to the title of real estate, by a court with competent jurisdiction, a copy of the judgment, duly certified by the clerk of the court and under the seal of the court, may be received and recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county where the real estate is situated. When recorded, the judgment has the same effect as evidence and notice of title as the recording of deeds and other conveyances, and the register of deeds is entitled, for the recording of the judgment, to the same fees as for the recording of deeds.

(2) Unless state or federal law, rule, regulation, or court order or rule requires that all or more than 4 sequential digits of the social security number appear in the judgment, a register of deeds shall not receive a judgment for recording unless the first 5 digits of any social security number appearing in or on the judgment are obscured or removed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Approved

Governor