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MA House Bill 4345

Legislation

State: Massachusetts
Signed: February 15, 2022

Effective: February 15, 2022
Chapter: 22

Summary
House Bill 4345 extends the temporary remote notarization provisions in force during the COVID-19 pandemic retroactively to December 15, 2021, through July 15, 2022.

Affects
All Massachusetts Notaries Public.

Changes
  1. Extends the temporary remote notarization provisions in force through Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020 until July 15, 2022.
  2. Provides that any affirmation, acknowledgment, or other notarial act that occurred virtually on or after December 15, 2021, and until February 15, 2022, shall be deemed valid if each requirement of Chapter 71 of the acts of 2020 was satisfied at the time of the affirmation, acknowledgment or other notarial act.
Analysis
House Bill 4345 continues until July 15, 2022, the temporary remote notarization provisions established during the COVID-19 pandemic first enacted on April 23, 2020, by Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020 (Senate Bill 2645) and extended through December 15, 2021, by Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 (Senate Bill 2475). 

Read the text of House Bill 4345.
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