SB 826 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 HB 2058.

Full text:
01/05/07  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073051726  pdf | impact statement
01/15/07  Senate: Committee substitute printed 077790726-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/20/07  House: Committee substitute printed 077247726-H1  pdf
03/07/07  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB826ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/03/07  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0590)  pdf

Status:
01/05/07  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073051726
01/05/07  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/07  Senate: Committee substitute printed 077790726-S1
01/15/07  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
01/15/07  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/23/07  Senate: Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N)
01/24/07  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/24/07  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
01/25/07  Senate: Read second time
01/25/07  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/25/07  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 077790726-S1
01/25/07  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB826S1
01/26/07  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/07  Senate: VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/07  Senate: Communicated to House
02/06/07  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/07  House: Read first time
02/06/07  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/07  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/20/07  House: Committee substitute printed 077247726-H1
02/20/07  House: Read second time
02/21/07  House: Read third time
02/21/07  House: Committee substitute agreed to 077247726-H1
02/21/07  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB826H1
02/21/07  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/07  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/07  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/07  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/07  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/07  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB826ER)
03/07/07  House: Signed by Speaker
03/08/07  Senate: Signed by President
03/20/07  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 590 (effective - see bill)
04/03/07  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0590)