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A00399 Summary:

BILL NOA00399B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01780-C
 
SPONSORRozic (MS)
 
COSPNSRDe La Rosa, Fahy, Seawright, Otis, Simon, Hunter, Buttenschon, Steck, Montesano, McDonald, Bichotte Hermelyn, Abinanti, Griffin, Thiele, Jones, Ashby
 
MLTSPNSREnglebright
 
Add §137-a, amd §136, Exec L
 
Relates to providing for electronic notarization; authorizes the use of video and audio conference technology in identifying individuals for electronic notarization.
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A00399 Actions:

BILL NOA00399B
 
01/06/2021referred to governmental operations
03/10/2021amend and recommit to governmental operations
03/10/2021print number 399a
05/19/2021amend and recommit to governmental operations
05/19/2021print number 399b
05/26/2021reported referred to rules
06/09/2021reported
06/09/2021rules report cal.654
06/09/2021substituted by s1780c
 S01780 AMEND=C SKOUFIS
 01/15/2021REFERRED TO FINANCE
 03/01/20211ST REPORT CAL.458
 03/02/20212ND REPORT CAL.
 03/03/2021AMENDED 1780A
 03/03/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 03/10/2021AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1780B
 03/24/2021PASSED SENATE
 03/24/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 03/24/2021referred to governmental operations
 05/20/2021RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
 05/20/2021returned to senate
 05/24/2021VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
 05/24/2021AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1780C
 06/01/2021REPASSED SENATE
 06/01/2021RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/01/2021referred to governmental operations
 06/09/2021substituted for a399b
 06/09/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.654
 06/09/2021passed assembly
 06/09/2021returned to senate
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A00399 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A399B
 
SPONSOR: Rozic (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to providing for elec- tronic notarization   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows for notarization to be done electronically with the use of video conference technology.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the executive law by adding new section 137-a. The bill establishes definitions and sets forth registration requirements for electronic notaries public. It establishes that notarial acts can be performed electronically, subject to certain requirements. The bill also sets forth instructions on how electronic notarization is to be performed. Section 2 provides that notaries public may collect fees for electronic notarial services, as authorized by the Secretary of State. Section 3 sets forth the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): The amended version of the bill establishes new consumer protection requirements related to electronic notarizations.   JUSTIFICATION: Every year, hundreds of millions of documents are notarized in the United States: wills, mortgages, citizenship forms. Yet, despite the increasing number of notarizations that occur annually, the industry has not adapted to societal changes and technologic advance Notarization still requires people to be physically present in front of a notary public, despite new technology that would allow for the same security over video and audio conference calls. This legislation is not merely for convenience; Electronic Notarization would allow homebound citizens to access notarial services and would allow working people to have their documents notarized without losing wages for lost working hours spent at an in-person notary public. There are environmental benefits of Electronic Notarization as well as it cuts down on paper usage.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: A4076B (Rozic) - Governmental Operations 2019: A4076A (Rozic) - Governmental Operations   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec- tive date are authorized to be made on or before such effective date.
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