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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December 2009

  • Commissioner Issues Final Adoption Order for 2008 Rule Hearing
  • Agent Insolvency Rulemaking Process Underway
  • TDI Issues Guidelines for Use of New HUD-1
  • HUD Releases Ninth Installment of New RESPA Rule FAQs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Agency Bill Filed in Senate
  • Financial Services Committee Passes Federal Insurance Office Act
  • Wells Fargo to Begin using New GFE/HUD-1
  • House Insurance Committee to Study Title Insurance
  • Why I Give by Michael Roe

November 2009

  • TLTA Files Closing Briefs in Biennial Rate Hearing
  • Minerals Coverage Order Now in Effect
  • HUD Announces Restraint in RESPA Enforcement for First Four Months
  • RESPA Reform Guidance and Upcoming Education Opportunities
  • Obama Signs Legislation to Extend Home Buyer Credit
  • Speaker Straus Appoints Sunset Commission Members
  • Why I Give by Randy Pittman
  • TLTAbay 2009 Raises Close to $14,000 for TLTAPAC

October 2009

  • Proposed Rules Not in Effect Yet
  • TDI Publishes Order Correcting Previous Minerals Order
  • Rate Hearing Update
  • Action Alert Contact Your Congressman to Voice Opposition to CFPA
  • ALTA President Testifies Before Congress
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Seek Data
  • NAIC Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee
  • RESPA Reform Guidance
  • Dewhurst Appoints Sunset Commission Members

August 2009

  • Federal Update From TLTA Board, Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  • RESPA, Mortgage Disclosure Act
  • Rate Hearing at SOAH Scheduled for September
  • Legislature Approves Continuation of TDI and OPIC
  • Industry Stats, ALTA Reports First-Quarter Industry Financial Results
  • Reverse Mortgage Day in Texas
  • Webb County Indictment
  • New Mexico Title Rates to Increase 10.7 Percent

July 2009

  • Special Legislative Report covering the 81st Texas Legislature

June 2009

  • SOAH Postpones Rate Hearing Until September
  • 81st Legislature Adjourns - Special Session A Possibility
  • House Bill 4338 Regarding Agent Insolvency Awaiting Governor's Approval
  • Aaron Day Wins TLTA's Race to the Finish
  • Congressman Introduces Bill to Create Office of Insurance Information
  • Bill That Would Reopen RESPA Rule Passes House
  • ALTA Testifies Before Pennsylvania Insurance Department on Rates and Practices

May 2009

  • Minerals Hearing at Texas Department of Insurance
  • Rate Hearing Pre-Filed Redirect Testimony Now Online
  • TDI Statistical Report Acknowledgment Form Due May 4
  • Attorney General Issues Opinion Regarding County Clerks
  • House Bill 4338 - Agent Insolvency Update
  • House Bill 4140 - Bulk Data Requests
  • TLTA's Affirmative Agenda
  • Comptroller Launches Updated Texas Recovery Website
  • TLTAPAC's Race to the Finish
  • Back the PAC and Improve Your Handicap at the Bert Massey Classic Golf Tournament
  • No Need to Day Dream - TLTA Can Help Make Your Getaway a Reality
  • House Financial Services Passes Amendment Delaying RESPA
  • Industry Stats

April 2009

  • Minerals Hearing at Texas Department of Insurance
  • Preparations Underway for June Rate Hearing at SOAH
  • Basic Manual Update
  • TLTA Bills Scheduled for Hearings
  • TLTA's Day at the Capitol a Success
  • TLTAPAC Update, TLTA Submits RESPA Comments to HUD
  • Announcing New RESPA Taskforce Panel at ALTA's Business Strategies Conference April 19-21 - Grand Hyatt San Antonio - San Antonio, TX

March 2009

  • TLTA Recommends 13.55% Rate Increase
  • Rulemaking Decision Anticipated for Early Spring, Minerals Issue Update
  • Rep. Drew Darby Guest Speaker at TLTA's March 5th Legislative Luncheon
  • Calling All Title Professionals - TLTA's Day at the Capitol
  • 81st Legislative Session Update
  • Podcasts Now Available for TLTA RESPA Reform Program
  • RESPA Call to Action - Send Your Questions Now
  • TLTA Members on the Hill
  • Obama Releases Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan
  • HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

January, 2009

  • Basic Manual Update
  • House Selects New Speaker
  • Voter ID Legislation Divides Texas Senate
  • Comptroller Releases Budget
  • Become an Insider
  • Join the TLTA Caucus Today
  • TLTA's Day at the Capitol
  • TLTAPAC UPDATE Need to Get Away? Let TLTA Help You Escape
  • RESPA Round Up & More: Texas Takes A Look at the National Scene
  • HUD Challenged Over Alleged RESPA Violations
  • Fannie Mae's Home Valuation Code of Conduct