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Executive Order

AZ Governor's Executive Order (2020)

Notary Law Update: AZ Governor's Executive Order (2020)

State: Arizona

Summary:

The Arizona Governor issues an order that law enforcement, state government agencies, and county and municipal governments must accept as identification an Arizona Driver License that expires between March 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, for 6 months beyond the expiration date.

Signed:  March 19, 2020

Effective:  March 19, 2020

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Affects the validity of driver licenses that Arizona Notaries may accept for notarizations.

Changes:
  1. Requires law enforcement, state government agencies, and county and municipal governments to accept as identification an Arizona Driver License that expires between March 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, for 6 months beyond the expiration date.
  2. Provides that the executive order terminates after the termination of the Govern's Declaration of Public Health Emergency issued on Marcy 11, 2020.
Analysis:

As a response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Arizona Governor Ducey signed an executive order calling on law enforcement, and state and local governments to accept as identification an Arizona driver license with an expiration date between March 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, for 6 months beyond the expiration date. The NNA confirmed with the Arizona Secretary of State's that Arizona Notaries should comply with this executive order and accept an Arizona driver license that expires between March 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, for 6 months beyond the expiration date as well. The executive order terminates after the termination of the Govern's Declaration of Public Health Emergency issued on Marcy 11, 2020.

Read the executive order.

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