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VA Senate Bill 1369

Notary Law Update: VA Senate Bill 1369

State: Virginia

Summary:

Senate Bill 1369 authorizes any clerk of circuit court to perform any notarial act a Virginia Notary Public may perform.

Signed:  March 26, 2011

Effective:  July 01, 2011

Chapter: 715

Affects:

Amends Section 17.1-258.3:2 of the Code of Virginia

Changes:
  1. Authorizes the clerk of each circuit court to perform the same notarial acts a Virginia Notary Public may perform, including electronic acts.
Analysis:

Senate Bill 1369 simply authorizes any clerk of circuit court to perform any notarial act a Virginia Notary Public may perform. The House of Delegates amended the legislation by stripping out a provision permitting the clerk to charge $25 for performing an electronic notarial act and the Senate concurred with this amendment. The NNA interprets this new law as authorizing a clerk of a circuit court to perform electronic notarial acts as well as paper acts.

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