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

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recording an electronic document; electronic notarial certificate; emergency. Provides that if a clerk has an eRecording System, the clerk shall follow the provisions of the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. The bill further provides that if a clerk does not have an eRecording System, the clerk shall record a legible paper copy of an electronic document, provided that such copy otherwise meets the requirements for recordation and is certified to be a true and accurate 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 »


03/11/2021: signed by governor


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)
01/26/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103673D-H1
01/29/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103673D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2064H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2064H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2064ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2064ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/11/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 78 (effective 3/11/21)
03/11/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0078)

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