Notaries public; clarifies provisions relating to adoption of electronic notarization, etc. (SB621)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


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


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080818328
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB621)
02/04/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 081498328-H1
03/04/2008Read second time
03/04/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB621H1)
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081498328-H1
03/05/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB621H1
03/05/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB621ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB621ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/24/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB621ER)
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 814 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB218.