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GA Senate Bill 96


State: Georgia
Signed: April 18, 2022

Effective: July 01, 2022
Chapter: Act No. 643

Senate Bill 96 authorizes Notaries to accept a U.S. Veterans Health Identification Card as satisfactory evidence of identity for a notarial act.
Amends Section 45-17-8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
  1. Clarifies that satisfactory evidence for the purpose of a notarization, includes, but not be limited to, a valid Veterans Health Identification Card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Senate Bill 96 seeks to serve disabled U.S. Veterans by allowing a valid Veterans Health ID to be accepted by a Notary for satisfactory evidence of identity. While this ID is securely issued to U.S. veterans through a stringent identity proofing process, the actual ID itself contains only the name and photograph of the veteran. It does not include any other personally identifiable information such as an address, signature, or physical description. For comparison purposes, the Veterans Health ID could be accepted by a Notary for identification purposes in those states that have enacted the specific provision of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts authorizing Notaries to accept any government issued ID that contains either a photograph or signature of the bearer. Some twenty states have enacted the RULONA. The Veterans Health ID also is acceptable in Florida as well. However, the Veterans Health ID would not be acceptable to Notaries certain other states including California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, and North Carolina since these states require IDs to contain other information in addition to a photograph.

Information on the Veterans Health ID, including a photograph of the front and back of the card, may be found at

Read Senate Bill 96.