The Dateline Austin newsletter goes out via email every week to TLTA members and covers the latest important regulatory and legislative updates title professionals need to know about.

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May 10, 2017

  • First TLTA Affirmative Agenda Item on Governor’s Desk – Clarifies Lis Pendens Expungement
  • Home Equity Constitutional Amendment Will Be on November Ballot
  • Texas Delegation Attends the ALTA Advocacy Summit in D.C.
  • 2017 Poised to Be Landmark Year for E-Notarization Adoption
  • GSE News: Mortgage Bankers Association Releases White Paper on GSE Reform
  • Dodd-Frank News: Financial CHOICE Act Looms Over Dodd-Frank's Future
  • Upcoming Webinars

May 3, 2017

  • Bills Relating to TLTA's Affirmative Agenda Gain Momentum
  • Dodd-Frank News: TLTA Sends Letter of Support for Hensarling CHOICE Act; Mnuchin Supports Act as Well
  • Tax News: What Trump's Tax Proposal Means for the Housing Market
  • GSE News: GSEs Won’t Stay ‘As-is’ for Long
  • Trade Groups Support Upgrade to PACE Loan Protections
  • 'Ultimate Housing Insider' Pam Patenaude Nominated as HUD Deputy Secretary
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 26, 2017

  • TLTA Witness Lineup Testifies Against HB 4239, Bill Left Pending in Committee
  • SB 2203 Also Heard in Committee Yesterday
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Dodd-Frank News: U.S. House Banking Chairman Unveils Dodd-Frank Replacement
  • TRID News: Average Closing Times Now Sit at Lowest Level in Two Years
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 19, 2017

  • In Memory of TDI Commissioner David Mattax (1957 – 2017)
  • TLTA Member John F. Rothermel, III Testifies on Mechanic's Liens Bill HB 3065
  • Texans For Free Enterprise Touts Two New Trade Association Allies: Texas Apartment Association and Texas Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Dodd-Frank News: Republican Proposal to Overhaul Dodd-Frank Guts CFPB
  • CFPB News: CFPB Proposes New Changes to HMDA
  • PACE Industry Responds to Congressional Efforts to Change Program's Rules
  • Tax Break for Mortgage Interest Losing Support
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 12, 2017

  • TLTA Member Roland Love Testifies for Expungement of Lis Pendens in SB 1955; Bill Is Part of TLTA's Affirmative Agenda
  • ALTA Urges CFPB to Warn Consumers About Wire Fraud Schemes When Purchasing a Home 
  • CFPB News: Republicans Attack Consumer Finance Watchdog; DOJ Requests Time During Oral Arguments in PHH Case
  • Congress Takes on "Predatory" PACE Loans
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 6, 2017

  • Aaron Day Testifies on HB 1974; SB 1249 Passes Senate and Moves on to House
  • TLTA Creates Web Page of Bills We Are Following
  • Grayson County Criminal DA's Office Requests Adverse Possession Affidavit Opinion From AG
  • Meet the New TLTA Website
  • RESPA News: CFPB Files Another Brief in PHH Case
  • Dodd-Frank News: House Will Hold Off on Dodd-Frank Overhaul Vote
  • GSE News: Fannie-Freddie Update Released, Automated Underwriting Coming; Fix Promised
  • Since 2008 Takes on Added Urgency
  • Tax Reform News: What You Need to Know About the Road Ahead for Tax Reform
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 29, 2017

  • TLTA Member Roland Love Testifies for Adverse Possession v. Co-Tenants Bill
  • TLTA Adopts Positions on Several Bills
  • Federal News: TLTA and Partner Organizations Submit Letter on Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Texas Association of Realtors Includes Title Insurance in Their Legislative Priorities, Will Highlight During Realtor Day at the Texas Capitol
  • Reminder: TLTA Website Going Offline on Monday, April 3 to Launch New and Improved Site
  • CFPB News: CFPB Proposes Regulation Changes, Prepares to Review Major Mortgage Rules
  • Dodd-Frank News: Behind the Scenes, Bank Lobbyists Temper Expectations for Dodd-Frank Overhaul
  • GSE News: Pence Aide Says ‘Principles’ for GSE Reform Likely Soon; FHFA's Plans Delayed; New Option for Buyers Without Credit Score
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 22, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Feb. 22, 2017
  • Texas Legislature Is Busy – More Bills Filed This Session
  • Updated: TLTA Takes Position on Two Bills, Actively Following 104 Bills
  • Get Ready for Taxes and Q2 With TLTA's Compliance Checklist!
  • CFPB News: Trump Administration OK With CFPB but Wants Power to Oust Chief
  • Dodd-Frank News: Trump Picks a Regulator Who Could Help Reshape Act; Like Hensarling, Rep. Hill Discusses Reform
  • GSE News: GSE Reform Could Significantly Impact Home Finance
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 15, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Legislation on Lis Pendens Filed in Texas Legislature; Amicus Brief Filed by TLTA in Related Case
  • Two More Title Insurance Bills Filed on Friday Bill Filing Deadline – TLTA Analyzing Impact
  • Texas Counties Rally Against Statewide Court Records Portal
  • Trump Meets With U.S. Community Bankers, Pledges to Scale Back Regulations
  • Red River Farmers Hope Trump Administration Resolves Land Dispute
  • Dodd-Frank Reform: Gutting Dodd-Frank Is Hard, so Republicans Focus Elsewhere
  • D.C. Circuit Rejects Intervention in CFPB Case 
  • TRID Updates: TRID Caused Bulk of Mortgage Lender QC Issues; Title and Settlement Services Felt Biggest Pain Points
  • New Credit Policy: Good for Consumers, Worrisome for Lenders
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 8, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: March 8, 2017
  • Bill Filing Deadline Friday, March 10
  • Updated: Bills TLTA Is Following This Session
  • Home Equity Reform Constitutional Amendment Filed
  • Judicial Update: Case Could Change How Chain of Title Searches Are Run
  • Tax Reform: No Change to Mortgage Interest Deduction in Trump Tax Plan
  • Dodd-Frank Reform: Hensarling Says Reform Is a Top Priority This Year, But Others Say It May Have to Wait
  • All-Cash Sales Falling Nationwide; Texas at 29 Percent
  • U.S. Flips Sides, Supports PHH in Case Against CFPB
  • Non-Banks Are Still Top Lenders...For Now
  • Upcoming Webinars

March 1, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: March 1, 2017
  • TLTA Begins Process of Developing Legislative Positions
  • Powers of Attorney: Should Title Companies Be Required to Accept Them?
  • FinCEN Renews Order for Bexar County
  • TLTA Monitoring Federal Tax Reform Proposals to Weigh Impact on Real Estate
  • Texas Association of Business Names New CEO
  • Preemptive Defense Mounts for Cordray
  • Hensarling and 33 Republicans Issue Warning to Feds
  • Mnuchin's Zeal for Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Tested by Ruling
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 22, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Feb. 22, 2017
  • Bills TLTA Is Following This Session
  • Remote E-Notary Bill Filed in Texas –TLTA Working With Stakeholders
  • Important TDI Resource on Title Industry Regulation in Texas
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Abolish CFPB
  • Court of Appeals Agrees to Rehear CFPB Case; Agency to Fight "Unconstitutional" Ruling
  • Republican Senator Casts Doubt on Quick Action to Dismantle Dodd-Frank
  • Survey Finds More Than Half of Homebuyers Surprised by Closing Costs
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 15, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Record Numbers Attend TLTA's 2017 Day at the Capitol
  • Real Estate Stakeholders Support TLTA and Texas Title Insurance System
  • Dodd-Frank News and Updates
  • Seeking Clarity in New TRID Amendments
  • Hensarling to President Trump: Fire CFPB Director Cordray ASAP
  • Mark Your Calendar for the South Texas Seminar
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 8, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Feb. 8, 2017
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Requiring Dodd-Frank Review
  • Gov. Abbott Reappoints Mattax As Commissioner of Insurance
  • Mortgage Lender Fined $3.5 Million for Kickback Scheme
  • Senate Republicans Unveil Bill to Replace CFPB Director With Committee
  • Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac Should Be Utilities, Trade Group Says
  • Here’s the Confusion Around Independent Agencies Under Trump's New Actions
  • Upcoming Webinars

February 1, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Feb. 1, 2017
  • Register for Day at the Capitol – We Need to Pack the Halls!
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Pence, Hensarling: Dismantling Dodd-Frank Remains a High Priority
  • Long, Slow March Toward Digital Mortgage Continues
  • Upcoming Webinars

January 25, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Legislative Update: Jan. 25, 2017
  • Trump Takes Away FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut Not Long After Being Sworn Into Office
  • CFPB Director Cordray: We Will Continue Enforcing Existing Rules
  • Democratic-led States Battle Trump Over CFPB
  • Two Registration Options for Day at the Capitol – Register Today!
  • Upcoming Webinars

January 19, 2017

  • TLTA Participates in Panel Discussion at TPPF Policy Forum
  • E-Notaries and Texas: What We Know So Far; Quicken Loans Pushes Remote Notarization for Closing
  • A New Administration and Congress – Texas Leadership,Dodd-Frank Reform and More
  • CFPB Updates: Leadership Changes; Amendments Expected to Be Finalized Mid-2017
  • Here’s the New Leadership Team for the House Financial Services Committee
  • The Future of Fannie and Freddie Under Trump
  • Two Registration Options for Day at the Capitol – Register Today!
  • Upcoming Webinars

January 10, 2017

  • Dateline Austin Exclusive: Overview of the Texas Legislature
  • Two Registration Options for Day at the Capitol – Register Today!
  • Upcoming Webinars

January 4, 2017

  • Warning: Do Not Respond to Recent Fraudulent Emails
  • Groups Fight to Save Mortgage Tax Deducation
  • CFPB, PHH Curry Court's Favor With Competing, Combative Arguments
  • Goodbye New Normal: Time to Close a Loan Ticking Back Up
  • CFPB Will Likely Issue Rule Targeting Arbitration Before Trump Takes Over, Attorney Says
  • Top Industry Articles of 2016
  • Register Today for Day at the Capitol
  • Upcoming Webinars