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On May 4, the Missouri governor issued Executive Order 20-10, which extends Executive Orders 20-04 (authorizing specific departments to waive or suspend statutory requirements and administrative rules), 20-05 (relating to the restaurant industry), 20-06 (relating to organized militia), and 20-08 (relating to remote notarization), issued in response to Covid-19. Executive Order 20-04 was previously covered here and Executive Order 20-08 was previously covered here.
On April 16, the Missouri Department of Health extended the duration of a prior “Stay Home Missouri” order to May 3, 2020, unless extended or modified. Relying on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory memorandum, financial services are considered essential.
On April 10, Missouri’s secretary of state announced three approved electronic notary service providers, noting that additional vendors are expected to be approved at a later time. The announcement came in light of the state’s shift to remote practices in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
On April 6, the Missouri governor issued Executive Order 20-08 authorizing notarial acts to be performed utilizing audio-video technology, provided certain conditions are met. The order terminates on May 15, 2020 unless extended.
On March 18, Missouri’s governor issued Executive Order 20-04, which provides certain departments, including the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Division of Professional Regulation and its boards, with authority to temporarily waive or suspend the operation of any statutory requirement or administrative rule, upon approval of the Office of the Governor, where strict compliance with such requirements and rules would prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action by the department to respond to Covid-19. In line with the executive order, the Department of Commerce and Insurance issued guidance to all insurers conducting the business of insurance in Missouri regarding assistance to policy holders impacted by Covid-19.
On March 17, the Missouri Division of Finance communicated with state-chartered banks, requesting that the MDF be notified of any changes affecting schedules or services offered. If the closure of an entire facility for more than 24 hours is necessary, banks are instructed to ensure that the community has alternative means to access banking services.
- Brandy A. Hood to discuss "Ongoing challenges of TRID compliance" at the Mortgage Bankers Association Live: Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference
- Daniel R. Alonso to discuss "Resisting temptation in a crisis: How to make sure ethics and compliance don't get diluted under financial strain" at a New York City Bar Association webcast
- Daniel P. Stipano to discuss "BSA for BSA seasoned officers" at an NAFCU webinar
- Jon David D. Langlois to discuss "LIBOR transition: Preparations for legal professionals" at a Mortgage Bankers Association webinar
- Garylene D. Javier to discuss "Navigating workplace culture in 2020" at the DC Bar Conference