Bulletin: MI2020010

Date:
October 01, 2020
To:
All Michigan Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-187

Dear Associates:

Please be advised that on September 30, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-187 which extends the provisions of the e-signature program and the provisions of Executive Orders 2020-41, 2020-74, 2020-131 and 2020-158, and 2020-173 through October 31, 2020, 11:59pm (attached). EO 2020-187 reaffirms the guidelines for the encouragement of the use of two-way, real-time, audiovisual technology (referred to as AVN or RIN) and remote online notarizations (RON) during the COVID - 19 pandemic. Please review all the requirements of Stewart Bulletin MI2020001 which provisions remain in effect through the above-identified date and time.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.