VA House Bill 1575


State: Virginia
Signed: February 29, 2008

Effective: February 29, 2008
Chapter: 57


House Bill 1575 extends a Virginia Notary Public’s oath-administering responsibilities to administering any oath to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty or to civilians deployed by the U.S. Department of Defense.


Amends Section 49-3 of the Code of Virginia.

  1. Permits a Notary to administer an oath of office to any member engaged in active service in the U.S. Armed Forces or as a civilian deployed by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Perhaps what is most noteworthy about House Bill 1575 is not the authorization it gives to a Notary Public to administer oaths to active duty armed forces or civilians deployed by the Defense Department, but that the bill was enacted as emergency legislation to fulfill an urgent need. The Notaries administering these oaths likely will be employees and civil servants at military bases who assist service men and women facing deployment abroad.

Read House Bill 1575.