1998 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A
By: Representative Simpson
House Bill 1487
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 89-5-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECORDED DEEDS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 89-5-13, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
89-5-13. (1) Concerning an interest in land, whenever an instrument of conveyance (including but not limited to a deed of trust or assignment), release, termination or cancellation which contains a defective acknowledgement has been of record seven (7) years or more in the land records of the county in which the said land is located, * * * the acknowledgment shall be good without regard to the form of the certificate of acknowledgment.
(2) Any such instrument which has been of record for twenty (20) years and which bears no acknowledgement shall likewise be treated as if properly acknowledged.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.