Notaries public; electronic notarization to be developed by Secretary of Commonwealth, etc. (SB833)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notaries public. Provides that equipment, security, and technological standards for electronic notarization shall be developed by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency in consultation with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The process for developing and maintaining such standards shall be exempt from the Administrative Process Act. In addition, the bill requires that applicants submit a registration form for registering and being commissioned as an electronic notary public, which shall include certification of compliance to the Secretary of the Commonwealth with the aforementioned electronic notary standards developed. Furthermore, the bill provides that a notary's electronic signature and seal shall conform to the developed standards for electronic notarization. This bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2008Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/09 096605256
12/17/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB833)
01/28/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Committee substitute printed 092409256-S1
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092409256-S1
02/02/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB833S1
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Placed on Calendar
02/05/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/18/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read second time
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB833S1)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB833ER)
02/28/2009Signed by President
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB833ER)
03/16/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 160 (effective 3/16/09)
03/16/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0160)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.