On July, 20222, The Energy and Commerce Committee in the House branch of Congress passed bill H.R. 3962, the “Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021. It was introduced by Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and 32 original bipartisan cosponsors. This bill allows a notary public commissioned under state law to remotely notarize electronic records and perform notarizations for remotely located individuals. The bill was passed, as amended, by a vote of 56-0. To learn more about this click here.
This legislation is definitely a win for the remote online notarization industry.