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MI Senate Bill 997

Notary Law Update: MI Senate Bill 997

State: Michigan

Summary:

Senate Bill 997 provides rules for an affidavit taken outside of Michigan or in a foreign country to be received in an action or judicial proceeding in Michigan.

Signed:  December 12, 2018

Effective:  December 12, 2018

Chapter: Public Act No. 362

Affects:

Section 600.2102 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

Changes:

Provides if by law the affidavit of a person residing in another U.S. state or in a foreign country is required or may be received in an action or judicial proceeding in Michigan, to entitle the affidavit to be read, it must be authenticated under section 25a of the Michigan law on notarial acts (MCL 55.285a) or be an unsworn declaration executed under chapter 21A. 

Analysis:

Senate Bill 997 is one of three bills affecting the recognition of notarial acts in Michigan that have been passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor in December. While Senate Bill 996 applied more broadly to all notarial acts, Senate Bill 997 applies specifically to affidavits sworn by an individual residing outside of Michigan in another U.S. state or in a foreign country. The new law requires formal authentication of the affidavit as provided under MCL 55. 285a or requires the affidavit to be signed as an unsworn declaration.

Read the bill text.

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