senate Bill S1780B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for electronic notarization

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 24, 2021 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2021 amended on third reading 1780b
Mar 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
amended 1780a
Mar 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2021 1st report cal.458
Jan 15, 2021 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S1780 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A399
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4352, A4076

S1780 - Summary

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

S1780 - Sponsor Memo

S1780 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1780
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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.
                                                            LBD03271-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1780A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A399
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4352, A4076

S1780A - Summary

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

S1780A - Sponsor Memo

S1780A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1780--A
     Cal. No. 458
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, GOUNARDES, REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Finance -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
   and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third  read-
   ing,  and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order
   of third reading
 
 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) "COMMUNICATION
 TECHNOLOGY" MEANS AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR PROCESS  THAT:  (I)  ALLOWS  A
 NOTARY PUBLIC AND A REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH
 OTHER  SIMULTANEOUSLY  BY  SIGHT  AND SOUND; AND (II) WHEN NECESSARY AND
 CONSISTENT WITH OTHER APPLICABLE LAW, FACILITATES COMMUNICATION  WITH  A
 REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS A VISION, HEARING, OR SPEECH IMPAIR-
 MENT.
   (B)  "ELECTRONIC" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI-
 SION ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW.
   (C) "ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT" MEANS INFORMATION THAT  IS  CREATED,  GENER-
 ATED, SENT, COMMUNICATED, RECEIVED OR STORED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS.
   (D) "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.
   (E)  "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.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03271-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S1780B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A399
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4352, A4076

S1780B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1780B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1780B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1780--B
     Cal. No. 458
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, GOUNARDES, REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Finance -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
   and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third  read-
   ing,  and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order
   of third reading -- reported favorably from said  committee  to  third
   reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
   order of third reading
 
 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) "COMMUNICATION
 TECHNOLOGY" MEANS AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR PROCESS  THAT:  (I)  ALLOWS  A
 NOTARY PUBLIC AND A REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH
 OTHER  SIMULTANEOUSLY  BY  SIGHT  AND SOUND; AND (II) WHEN NECESSARY AND
 CONSISTENT WITH OTHER APPLICABLE LAW, FACILITATES COMMUNICATION  WITH  A
 REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS A VISION, HEARING, OR SPEECH IMPAIR-
 MENT.
   (B)  "ELECTRONIC" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI-
 SION ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW.
   (C) "ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT" MEANS INFORMATION THAT  IS  CREATED,  GENER-
 ATED, SENT, COMMUNICATED, RECEIVED OR STORED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS.
   (D) "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.
   (E)  "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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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