HB 2058 Notaries public; rewrites law to include electronic notarization & details application requirements.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Notaries public. Rewrites the notary law to include electronic notarization and details the application and technology requirements for electronic notarization. These particular provisions become effective July 1, 2008. The bill creates a nonreverting technology fee account for the Secretary of the Commonwealth's use. A list of prohibited acts for notaries is included (e.g., use of official seal to promote or oppose products, candidates, etc.; use of signature or seal on incomplete documents; committing fraud under the guise of an official act) that subject the notary to suspension, removal, or reprimand as under current law. The bill also creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for obtaining, concealing, etc., electronic notarization software or hardware. The bill also increases the Secretary's fee for commissioning a notary from $25 to $35 and allows a fee of $35 for commissioning an electronic notary. The fee for notarizing a document remains at $5, and the fee for electronic notarization is not to exceed $25. This bill is identical to SB 826.

Full text:
01/08/07  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073052412  pdf | impact statement
01/29/07  House: Committee substitute printed 077202412-H1  pdf
02/01/07  House: Committee substitute printed 077228412-H2  pdf | impact statement
02/12/07  Senate: Committee substitute printed 070750412-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/22/07  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2058ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/15/07  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0269)  pdf

Status:
01/08/07  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073052412
01/08/07  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/07  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/26/07  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N)
01/26/07  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/07  House: Assigned App. sub: General Government and Technology (Wardrup)
01/29/07  House: Committee substitute printed 077202412-H1
01/31/07  House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (24-Y 0-N)
02/01/07  House: Committee substitute printed 077228412-H2
02/02/07  House: Read first time
02/03/07  House: Passed by for the day
02/05/07  House: Read second time
02/05/07  House: Passed by temporarily
02/05/07  House: Committee substitute (Courts) rejected 077202412-H1
02/05/07  House: Committee substitute (Appropriations) agreed to 077228412-H2
02/05/07  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2058H2
02/06/07  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/06/07  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 2-N)
02/06/07  House: Communicated to Senate
02/07/07  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/07  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/07  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/12/07  Senate: Committee substitute printed 070750412-S1
02/13/07  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/07  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/07  Senate: Read third time
02/14/07  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/14/07  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 070750412-S1
02/14/07  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2058S1
02/14/07  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/07  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/07  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/07  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/07  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/07  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/07  House: Placed on Calendar
02/16/07  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/16/07  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
02/22/07  House: Enrolled
02/22/07  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2058ER)
02/23/07  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/07  Senate: Signed by President
03/12/07  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 269 (effective - see bill)
03/15/07  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0269)