Notaries public; rewrites law to include electronic notarization & details application requirements. (SB826)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


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 »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073051726
01/05/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB826)
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB826)
01/15/2007Committee substitute printed 077790726-S1
01/15/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/17/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB826S1)
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB826S1)
01/24/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077790726-S1
01/25/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB826S1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Committee substitute printed 077247726-H1
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077247726-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB826H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB826ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB826ER)
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 590 (effective see bill)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 590 (effective - see bill)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0590)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2058.