76-2,121. Real estate closing agents; terms, defined.

For purposes of sections 76-2,121 to 76-2,123:

(1) Federally insured financial institution shall mean an institution in which the monetary deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or National Credit Union Administration;

(2) Good funds shall mean: (a) Lawful money of the United States; (b) wired funds when unconditionally held by the real estate closing agent or employee; (c) cashier's checks, certified checks, bank money orders, or teller's checks issued by a federally insured financial institution and unconditionally held by the real estate closing agent or employee; or (d) United States treasury checks, federal reserve bank checks, federal home loan bank checks, State of Nebraska warrants, and warrants of a city of the metropolitan or primary class;

(3) Real estate closing agent shall mean a person who collects and disburses funds on behalf of another in closing a real estate transaction but shall not include a seller or buyer closing a real estate transaction on his or her own behalf or a lender closing a real estate loan transaction; and

(4) Regulating entity shall mean the:

(a) Department of Insurance;

(b) Supreme Court;

(c) State Real Estate Commission;

(d) Department of Banking and Finance;

(e) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;

(f) Federal Office of Thrift Supervision;

(g) Federal Farm Credit Administration; or

(h) National Credit Union Administration.

Source:Laws 1994, LB 1275, § 1; Laws 1999, LB 248, § 1.