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FL House Bill 401

Notary Law Update: FL House Bill 401

State: Florida

Summary:

House Bill 401 allows Notaries to accept a Veterans health ID card as satisfactory evidence of identity.

Signed:  May 09, 2017

Effective:  July 01, 2017

Chapter: 17

Affects:

Amends Section 117.05 of the Florida Statutes.

Changes:
  1. Allows a Notary to accept a veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as identification for a notarization if it is current or has been issued in the past 5 years, and has a serial or identification number. 
Analysis:

In Florida, the statute prescribes the specific forms of written identification that a Notary may accept from a signer to verify the signer's identity. HB 401 expands the list of approved IDs to include a veterans health ID issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. According to the bill analysis for HB 401, a veterans health ID card is used for identification and check-in at VA appointments. The card contains a photo, a member identification number, a plan identification number, the branch of service, and any special awards. For increased security, a veteran must show one form of primary identification and one form of secondary identification when requesting a VHIC.

Read the bill text.

A VHIC is used for identification and check
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in at VA appointments. The card contains a photo, a
member
identification number, a plan identification number, the branch of service, and any special
awards. For increased security, a veteran must show one form of primary identification and one form of
secondary identification when requesting a VHIC.
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A VHIC is used for identification and check
-
in at VA appointments. The card contains a photo, a
member
identification number, a plan identification number, the branch of service, and any special
awards. For increased security, a veteran must show one form of primary identification and one form of
secondary identification when requesting a VHIC.
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