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Bill Detail: SB20-096

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Title Remote Notaries Protect Privacy
Status Governor Signed (06/26/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors T. Carver (R)
M. Duran (D)
Senate Sponsors C. Holbert (R)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/14/2020

Current law requires an individual who wishes to have a document
notarized to appear personally before a notary public. The bill authorizes
a notary 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
The bill also prohibits the use or sale of personal information of a
remotely located individual by a remote notary and the provider of a
remote notarization system except in specific, limited circumstances.

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