Notaries public; rewrites law to include electronic notarization & details application requirements. (HB2058)

Introduced By

Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notaries public. Rewrites the notary law to include electronic notarization and details the application and technology requirements for electronic notarization. These particular provisions become effective July 1, 2008. In addition, the bill adds that any notary must be a Virginia registered voter, but provisions are retained for certain nonresident employee notaries. A list of prohibited acts for notaries is included (e.g., use of official seal to promote or oppose products, candidates, etc.; use of signature or seal on incomplete documents; committing fraud under the guise of an official act) that subject the notary to suspension, removal, or reprimand as under current law. The bill also increases the Secretary's fee for commissioning a notary from $25 to $35 and allows a fee of $35 for commissioning an electronic notary. The fee for notarizing a document remains at $5, and the fee for electronic notarization is not to exceed $25. Read the Bill »


03/12/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073052412
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2058)
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2058)
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2058)
01/26/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2007Assigned App. sub: General Government and Technology (Wardrup)
01/29/2007Committee substitute printed 077202412-H1
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 077228412-H2
02/02/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Passed by for the day
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2058H2
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Passed by temporarily
02/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2058H2)
02/05/2007Committee substitute (Courts) rejected 077202412-H1
02/05/2007Committee substitute (Appropriations) agreed to 077228412-H2
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2058H2
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 070750412-S1
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070750412-S1
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2058S1
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Placed on Calendar
02/16/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2058S1)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2058ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
02/27/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2058ER)
03/12/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 269 (effective - see bill)
03/15/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0269)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB826.