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AZ Senate Bill 1078

Notary Law Update: AZ Senate Bill 1078

State: Arizona

Summary:

Senate Bill 1078 transfers rulemaking authority for electronic and digital signatures used by state agencies and Notaries from the Secretary of State to the Department of Administration.

Signed:  March 27, 2017

Effective:  March 27, 2017

Chapter: TBD

Affects:

Amends Sections 18-106, 28-2065, 41-121, 41-352, 44-7011, 44-7041 and 44-7042 of the Arizona Revised Statutes

Changes:
  1. Requires the department of administration, in consultation with the state treasurer, to adopt rules establishing policies and procedures for the use of electronic and digital signatures by all state agencies, boards and commissions for documents filed with and by all state agencies, boards and commissions – and this would include Notaries Public.
Analysis:

Senate Bill 1078 transfers to the Department of Administration the job of publishing rules and regulations for the use of electronic and digital signatures used by state agencies. As part of the bill, these rules also would apply to electronic Notaries who use electronic and digital signatures. Under the prior law, it was the Secretary of State who was responsible for these rules. Now that the authority has been transferred, presumably new rules and regulations will be proposed.

Read the bill text.

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