WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
Senate Bill 242
By Senators Weld and Cline
January 10, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary]
A BILL to amend and reenact §36-3-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the form of deeds; and requiring a notarized acknowledgement on a deed by a grantee accepting the conveyance.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. FORM AND EFFECT OF DEEDS AND CONTRACTS.
§36-3-5. Form of deed.
(a) A deed may be made in the following form, or to the same effect: "This deed made the ........ day of ........., in the year ........, between (here insert names of parties), witnesseth: That in consideration of (here state the consideration), the said ............... grants unto the said ............... all, etc. (Here describe the property, and insert covenants or any other provisions.) Witness the following signature."
(b) All deeds (other than a Transfer on Death Deed) must contain the notarized acknowledgement of the grantee(s) evidencing the acceptance of the conveyance of the real property being conveyed by the deed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that deeds contain a notarized acknowledgement of the grantee accepting the deed.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.