Current law requires an individual who wishes to have a document notarized to appear personally before the notary public. The bill authorizes notaries public to perform a notarial act on behalf of an individual who is not in the notary's physical presence, but only with respect to an electronic document. To perform a remote notarization, a notary must use an electronic system that conforms to standards established by rules of the secretary of state, including using real-time audio-video communication. The bill establishes the standards that a notary must comply with to have satisfactory evidence of the identity of the individual seeking the remote notarization. A notary and the operator of a remote notarization system are prohibited from using personal information collected during a remote notarization for any purpose other than completing the notarial act or as necessary to effect, administer, enforce, service, or process the transaction for which the information was provided.
- Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (05/01/2019)
- Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (04/08/2019)
- House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/03/2019)
- House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (03/27/2019)
- House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/04/2019)
- House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Finance (02/14/2019)
- Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (01/30/2019)