Your Cookies are Disabled! NationalNotary.org sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

Law

MI Senate Bill 876

Notary Law Update: MI Senate Bill 876

State: Michigan

Summary:
Senate Bill 876 extends driver's licenses that expired on or after March 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020.

Signed:  July 01, 2020

Effective:  July 01, 2020

Chapter: Act No. 127

Affects:
All Michigan Notaries and Notaries of other U.S. jurisdictions who rely on a Michigan driver's licenses as identification for a notarial act.Changes:
  1. Extends to September 30, 2020, a driver's license that expired on or after March 1, 2020.
Analysis:
Senate Bill 876 is a COVID-19 measure that seeks to provide relief to Michiganders whose driver's licenses expired during the pandemic. The measure is important for Notaries as well, since MCL 55.285(6)(c) authorizes them to accept a "current" license issued by a federal or state government that contains the person's photo and signature. Since these licenses have been extended by the Michigan Legislature, the NNA's position is that they are "current" for the purposes of Notaries using them to verify the identity of individuals for a notarial act.

Read the bill text.

Knowledge Center