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IL House Bill 3764

Notary Law Update: IL House Bill 3764

State: Illinois

Summary:

Amends the definition of "acknowledged before me" to mean that the person acknowledging appeared before the person taking the acknowledgment in a manner prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the acknowledgment is taken.

Signed:  August 20, 2021

Effective:  January 01, 2022

Chapter: Public Act 102-500

Affects:
Amends Chapter 765 Section 30/6 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Changes:
  1. Amends the definition of "acknowledged before me" to mean that the person acknowledging appeared before the person taking the acknowledgment in a manner prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the acknowledgment is taken.
Analysis:

Illinois House Bill 3764 addresses interstate recognition of remote notarization of acknowledged documents in Illinois. The bill broadens the definition of “acknowledged before me” to refer to any form of personal appearance authorized under the laws of the state in which the document was notarized. In its original form, the definition referred to a personal appearance in which the parties physically appeared before a Notary or notarial officer. Some believe amendments to interstate recognition statutes such as this one is necessary to explicitly permit the acceptance of documents that are notarized by remote notarization.

Read Illinois House Bill 3764.

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