Notaries public; clarifies provisions relating to adoption of electronic notarization, etc. (HB218)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notaries Public. Clarifies provisions relating to the adoption of electronic notarization and transitioning to the required seal application on notarized documents. The bill also clarifies the validity of documents notarized within and without the Commonwealth, and when documents are conclusively presumed to be in proper form following recordation. The bill removes the requirement that a notary must be recommended by a public official for appointment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081726588
12/28/2007Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB218)
01/22/2008Assigned S & T sub: #1
01/28/2008Reported from Science and Technology with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Read first time
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB218E
01/31/2008Printed as engrossed 081726588-E
02/01/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to Senate
02/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB218E)
02/13/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2008Committee substitute printed 089406588-S1
02/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB218S1)
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2008Committee substitute agreed to 089406588-S1
02/18/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB218S1
02/18/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Placed on Calendar
02/20/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 089406588-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB218ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB218ER)
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 116 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 117 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0117)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB621.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Supports GRTC position on e-Government Initiatives