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MD House Bill 576/Senate Bill 36

Law

State: Maryland
Signed: April 21, 2022

Effective: April 21, 2022
Chapter: 176/177

Summary
These two identical bills remove the prohibition against performing a remote notarization on a will or trust instrument.

Affects
Amends ACM State Government Section 18-214.

Changes
  1. Removes a will and trust instrument as exceptions to the authorization for a Notary to perform a notarial act using communication technology for a remotely located individual.
Analysis
From the policy note for these bills: "A notary public may perform a notarial act using communication technology for a remotely located individual with respect to a trust instrument, as defined under § 14.5-103 of the Estates and Trusts Article, if specified requirements under the State Government Article are met. The bill further makes a clarifying change to remove a will as an exception to the authorization for a notary public to perform a notarial act using communication technology for a remotely located individual."

Read the text of House Bill 576.

Read the text of Senate Bill 36.
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