UT House Bill 60

Law

State: Utah
Signed: March 14, 2007

Effective: April 20, 2007
Chapter: 237

Summary

House Bill 60 corrects the definition of "acknowledgment."

Affects

Amends 46-1-2 of the Utah Code Annotated

Changes

Adds to the definition of “acknowledgment” the requirement that in an acknowledgment a Notary certifies that the signer’s identity has been proven through the Notary’s personal knowledge or on the basis of satisfactory evidence.

Analysis

Last year in legislation affecting the state’s Notaries Public Reform Act, the notarial definition of acknowledgment was amended to remove the allowance that an acknowledgment could be made through electronic communication as reliable as an admission made in the presence of a Notary. In making this change, the legislature also inadvertently struck from the definition language which stated that an acknowledgment necessarily requires the Notary to certify that a signer’s identity was established through the Notary’s personal knowledge or on the basis of satisfactory evidence. House Bill 60 corrects this mistake by re-inserting the removed language back into the definition.

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