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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March 25, 2020

  • Breaking News on the New Federal Stimulus Package to Help Businesses and Employees During COVID-19 Relief Bill
  • Stay-at-Home Orders, Title Insurance Designation as an Essential Business, Building Trades Letter
  • County/District Clerk Closures and Operational Changes
  • RON-Related Challenges
  • TDI Adjusts Licensing, Continuing Education Requirements, Additional Regulatory Relief Has Been Requested
  • COMPLIANCE UPDATE: New Stat Codes Effective April 1

March 18, 2020

  • Important TLTA Updates on COVID-19 Challenges for Title Industry
  • TLTA's New COVID-19 Resources Page: Business Continuity Strategies, County Clerk Operations, Remote Digital Closings, and More
  • TLTA Introduces New Collection of Business Continuity Resources - Please Share Your Ideas and Success Stories
  • Update on TDI Actions Related to COVID-19
  • Congress Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill

March 11, 2020

  • TLTA Closely Monitoring Coronavirus, Live Events Still on Schedule With Added Safety Measures
  • Texas Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Teal Case
  • Bill Introduced by Rep. Luetkemeyer to Remove Sole Director of CFPB
  • CFPB Releases TRID FAQs on Lender Credits
  • ALTA: TRID Experience Survey
  • TDI: Sircon Systems Down This Weekend

March 4, 2020

  • 2020 Primary Elections Update
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Underwriters: Annual Statements Can Now Be Emailed to TDI
  • Supreme Court Looks Likely to Weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau But Leave it Standing
  • Deadline to Take the CFPB’s TRID Survey Friday, March 6

February 26, 2020

  • 2019 Internet Crime Report Released
  • Early Voting for Primary Elections Continues
  • Demystifying the Risks of Flooding
  • CLARIFICATION: TDI Article Regarding How to Print Your Insurance License

February 19, 2020

  • TDI: How to Print Your Insurance License
  • Another Federal Circuit Finds Phishing Loss Covered Under Crime Policy
  • Early Voting for Primary Elections Continues
  • Texas Legislature: Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council to Meet March 25
  • Fannie/Freddie Report Growing Net Worth Under New Policy

February 12, 2020

  • Early Voting for Primary Elections Starts Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • Texas Association of Realtors: Can a Buyer Deliver the Termination Option Fee to the Title Company?
  • CFPB Issues Fall 2019 Semi-Annual Report to Congress; Kraninger Testimony Includes GSE Patch Goals
  • Insurers Look to Curb Ransomware Exposure as U.S. Cyber Rates Rise

February 5, 2020

  • ALTA’s Principles for Data Privacy Laws
  • 5 Takeaways From the Latest Congressional Fundraising Reports
  • FHFA Making Structural Changes
  • Texas Relocation Report

January 29, 2020

  • Data Privacy 2020: The Regulatory Landscape and 8 Tips for Your Business
  • Special Election Results: Texas House Districts 28, 100 and 148
  • Take the CFPB’s TRID Survey
  • Texas A&M Real Estate Center, Dallas Fed Sponsoring Housing for a New Economy Conference Feb. 21 in Dallas

January 22, 2020

  • TLTA Submits Comments in Response to CFPB's Study of TILA-RESPA TRID Rule
  • TLTA Requests Payoff Statement Revisions in Letter to Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending
  • CFPB Planning to Eliminate DTI Requirement from QM Lending Rules
  • Joint Statement on Heightened Cybersecurity Risk Issued by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Texas House Speaker Bonnen Names Appointees to Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council
  • Property Records Industry Association Offers Special Title Industry Registration Rates for Winter Symposium in Austin, Feb. 24-27

January 15, 2020

  • The Next Big Thing: Consumer Data Privacy
  • Early Voting for Special Texas House Elections Begins Monday, Jan. 21
  • New Year, New Texas Real Estate Laws
  • Deadline to Submit TRID Comments to CFPB: Jan. 21

January 8, 2020

  • Texas Businesses Must Report Data Breaches Under New Law Effective Jan. 1, 2020
  • TDI Issues Underwriter Data Call
  • TLTA Submits Letter to TREC Broker Lawyer Committee Regarding Revision of Termination Option Language in TREC Contract Forms
  • Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending Publishes Proposed Revision to Payoff Statement

January 2, 2020

  • TTIGA: Guaranty Fee to Continue in 2020
  • TDI Holds Hearing on Statistical Codes
  • Underwriters: TDI Adopts 2020 Maintenance Fees and Assessments
  • CFPB Issues Guidance on Construction Loan TRID Disclosures
  • Removing the GSE Patch and Reopening the QM Debate