LA House Concurrent Resolution 218 | NNA
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LA House Concurrent Resolution 218

Notary Law Update: LA House Concurrrent Resolution 218

State: Louisiana

Summary:

Louisiana HCR 218 requires the Louisiana State Law Institute to study electronic notarization, including provisions related to Virginia's enactment of "remote" presence before a Notary via audio-video technology and report back its findings to the Legislature.

Signed:  June 10, 2015

Effective:  June 10, 2015

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

N/A

Changes:
  1. Urges and requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations regarding the adoption of an electronic Notary law.
  2. Urges and requests the Louisiana State Law Institute to study and make recommendations for the use of technology to execute notarizations when the signer is not in the Notary's physical presence.
  3. Requires the report on the study, together with any proposed legislation, to be submitted to the Legislature no later than February 1, 2017.
Analysis:

In a legislative year that has seen momentum for the issue of notarizing documents with the document signer appearing before the Notary via audio-video technology, Louisiana HCR 218 requires the Louisiana State Law Institute to study electronic notarization, including provisions related to Virginia's enactment of "remote" presence before a Notary via audio-video technology and report back its findings to the Legislature no later than February 1, 2017. No doubt the State Law Institute will study not just the Virginia model, but also Montana's enactment of similar provisions this year and the Uniform Law Commission's proposed amendment to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts allowing U.S. citizens residing in a foreign country to utilize the same technology to have their documents notarized before a Notary in a state that enacts the proposed amendment.

Read the concurrent resolution text.

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