Recording an electronic document; electronic notarial certificate. (HB2064)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recording an electronic document; electronic notarial certificate; emergency. Requires a clerk's office to record a paper copy of an electronic document, provided that such copy otherwise meets the requirements for recordation and is certified to be a true and correct copy of the electronic original by the party who submits the document for recordation. The bill requires an electronic notarial certificate to include the county or city in the Commonwealth where the notary public was physically located and indicate whether the notarization was done in person or by remote online notarization, defined in the bill as an electronic notarization where the signer is not in the physical presence of the notary. The bill also adds additional forms of "satisfactory evidence of identity" when a notary is using video and audio communication. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/21 21102874D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2064)

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