senate Bill S7780

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for electronic notarization

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.104
delivered to governor
Feb 07, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.367
substituted for a8691
Jan 20, 2022 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.151
Jan 11, 2022 referred to rules

S7780 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8691
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §135-c, amd §§137-a, 137 & 136, Exec L; amd §3, Chap of 2021 (as proposed in S.1780-c & A.399-b)

S7780 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for electronic notarization; provides that a notary public is authorized to perform a remote notarization by utilizing communication technology that allows the notary public to interact with a principal; provides that a notary public qualified under this article is hereby authorized to perform an electronic notarial act by utilizing audio-video communication technology that allows the notary public to interact with a principal.

S7780 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7780 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7780
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  providing  for  elec-
   tronic  notarization and to amend a chapter of the laws of 2021 amend-
   ing the executive law relating to providing for  electronic  notariza-
   tion, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 1780-c and A. 399-b,
   in relation to the effectiveness thereof; and providing for the repeal
   of certain provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   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  135-c
 to read as follows:
   §  135-C.  REMOTE  INK  NOTARIZATION.  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY" MEANS BEING  ABLE  TO  SEE,  HEAR,  AND
 COMMUNICATE WITH ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL IN REAL TIME USING ELECTRONIC MEANS.
   (B)  "CREDENTIAL"  MEANS  THE  DATA,  OR GOVERNMENT ISSUED OR APPROVED
 PHYSICAL OBJECT UPON WHICH THE DATA MAY RESIDE, THAT INCLUDES THE  PRIN-
 CIPAL'S PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNATURE, AND MULTIPLE CREDENTIAL SECURITY FEATURES
 SUCH  AS:  A HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGE, RAISED OR TEXTURED PRINT, MICROPRINTING,
 LASER ENGRAVING, OPTICAL VARIABLE INK, LONG LIFE MULTI-LAYER PET (POLYE-
 THYLENE  TEREPHTHALATE)/PVC   (POLYVINYL   CHLORIDE)   CREDENTIAL   BODY
 CONSTRUCTION,  THE  ISSUING  AGENCY'S  SEAL,  OR THE CREDENTIAL HOLDER'S
 PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS (SUCH AS HEIGHT, EYE COLOR, HAIR COLOR).
   (C) "CREDENTIAL ANALYSIS" MEANS A PROCESS OR SERVICE  WHICH  AUTHENTI-
 CATES  A CREDENTIAL THROUGH REVIEW OF PUBLIC AND PROPRIETARY DATA SOURC-
 ES, AND COMPLIES WITH THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
   (I) USES AUTOMATED SOFTWARE PROCESSES TO  AID  THE  NOTARY  PUBLIC  IN
 VERIFYING THE IDENTITY OF A REMOTELY LOCATED INDIVIDUAL;
   (II) ENSURES THAT THE CREDENTIAL PASSES AN AUTHENTICITY TEST, CONSIST-
 ENT WITH SOUND COMMERCIAL PRACTICES THAT:
   (1)  USES APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES TO CONFIRM THE INTEGRITY OF VISUAL,
 PHYSICAL, OR CRYPTOGRAPHIC SECURITY FEATURES;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03271-12-2

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