HB1824: Commonwealth, Secretary of the; authentication of certain documents executed or issued in State.

Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 11, 2011
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 2.2-403.1, relating to the Secretary of the Commonwealth; authentication of documents.
Patron-- Oder

Referred to Committee on General Laws

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 2.2-403.1 as follows:

§ 2.2-403.1. Other duties related to authentication of documents.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth may issue a certificate of authentication for a document that has been executed or issued in the Commonwealth to allow such document to be recognized in a foreign jurisdiction. No authentication shall be issued for a document if the Secretary of the Commonwealth has reasonable cause to believe that the authentication is requested for an unlawful or improper purpose.