senate Bill S4352B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for electronic notarization

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.772
reported and committed to rules
Feb 05, 2020 print number 4352b
Feb 05, 2020 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
May 16, 2019 print number 4352a
May 16, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Mar 08, 2019 referred to finance

Votes

view votes

Jul 21, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S4352B
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Finance committee vote details

Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S4352B
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

S4352 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4076
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L

S4352 - Summary

Relates to providing for electronic notarization; authorizes the use of video and audio conference technology in identifying individuals for electronic notarization.

S4352 - Sponsor Memo

S4352 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4352

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  providing  for  elec-
  tronic notarization

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  137-a
to read as follows:
  §  137-A.  ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION. 1.   DEFINITIONS. (A) "ELECTRONIC"
SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  SECTION
THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW.
  (B)  "ELECTRONIC  DOCUMENT"  MEANS INFORMATION THAT IS CREATED, GENER-
ATED, SENT, COMMUNICATED, RECEIVED OR STORED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS.
  (C) "ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACT" MEANS AN OFFICIAL ACT BY A NOTARY PUBLIC
ON OR INVOLVING AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT AND USING MEANS AUTHORIZED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE.
  (D) "ELECTRONIC NOTARY PUBLIC" OR "ELECTRONIC NOTARY" MEANS  A  NOTARY
PUBLIC  WHO HAS REGISTERED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE CAPABILITY OF
PERFORMING ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACTS.
  (E) "ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE  STATE  TECHNOLOGY
LAW.
  (F)  "ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY" MEANS THE PORTION OF
A NOTARIZED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT THAT IS COMPLETED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC AND
CONTAINS THE NOTARY PUBLIC'S ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE  AND  ALL  INFORMATION
REQUIRED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (G)  "NOTARY  ELECTRONIC  SIGNATURE"  MEANS  THOSE FORMS OF ELECTRONIC
SIGNATURE, WHICH HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE  SECRETARY  OF  STATE  AS  AN
ACCEPTABLE  MEANS  FOR AN ELECTRONIC NOTARY TO AFFIX THE NOTARY PUBLIC'S
OFFICIAL SIGNATURE TO AN ELECTRONIC RECORD THAT IS BEING NOTARIZED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01369-01-9

S4352A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4076
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L

S4352A - Summary

Relates to providing for electronic notarization; authorizes the use of video and audio conference technology in identifying individuals for electronic notarization.

S4352A - Sponsor Memo

S4352A - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4352--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to providing for elec-
  tronic notarization

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 137-a
to read as follows:
  § 137-A. ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION. 1.   DEFINITIONS.  (A)  "ELECTRONIC"
SHALL  HAVE  THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW.
  (B) "ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT" MEANS INFORMATION THAT  IS  CREATED,  GENER-
ATED, SENT, COMMUNICATED, RECEIVED OR STORED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS.
  (C) "ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACT" MEANS AN OFFICIAL ACT BY A NOTARY PUBLIC
ON OR INVOLVING AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT AND USING MEANS AUTHORIZED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE.
  (D)  "ELECTRONIC  NOTARY PUBLIC" OR "ELECTRONIC NOTARY" MEANS A NOTARY
PUBLIC WHO HAS REGISTERED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE CAPABILITY  OF
PERFORMING ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACTS.
  (E) "ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY
LAW.
  (F) "ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY" MEANS THE PORTION  OF
A NOTARIZED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT THAT IS COMPLETED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC AND
CONTAINS  THE  NOTARY  PUBLIC'S ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE AND ALL INFORMATION
REQUIRED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (G) "NOTARY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE"  MEANS  THOSE  FORMS  OF  ELECTRONIC
SIGNATURE,  WHICH  HAVE  BEEN  APPROVED  BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE AS AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01369-03-9

Co-Sponsors

S4352B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4076
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L

S4352B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing for electronic notarization; authorizes the use of video and audio conference technology in identifying individuals for electronic notarization.

S4352B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4352B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4352--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Finance in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  providing  for  elec-
  tronic notarization

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  137-a
to read as follows:
  §  137-A.  ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION. 1.   DEFINITIONS. (A) "ELECTRONIC"
SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  SECTION
THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW.
  (B)  "ELECTRONIC  DOCUMENT"  MEANS INFORMATION THAT IS CREATED, GENER-
ATED, SENT, COMMUNICATED, RECEIVED OR STORED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS.
  (C) "ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACT" MEANS AN OFFICIAL ACT BY A NOTARY PUBLIC
ON OR INVOLVING AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT AND USING MEANS AUTHORIZED BY THE
SECRETARY OF STATE.
  (D) "ELECTRONIC NOTARY PUBLIC" OR "ELECTRONIC NOTARY" MEANS  A  NOTARY
PUBLIC  WHO HAS REGISTERED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE CAPABILITY OF
PERFORMING ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACTS.
  (E) "ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE  STATE  TECHNOLOGY
LAW.
  (F)  "ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY" MEANS THE PORTION OF
A NOTARIZED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT THAT IS COMPLETED BY A NOTARY PUBLIC AND
CONTAINS THE NOTARY PUBLIC'S ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE  AND  ALL  INFORMATION
REQUIRED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.