Notaries; various changes to laws relating thereto. (SB765)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notaries. Makes various changes to the laws related to notaries and electronic notaries, including (i) specifying information to be included in an application; (ii) specifying the reasons for which the Secretary of the Commonwealth may deny an application; (iii) requiring applicants to take a course and examination prior to application; (iv) requiring a $25,000 bond prior to commission; (v) requiring a notary to keep a journal of notarial acts; (vi) specifying the reasons a notary may and may not decline to perform a notarial act; (vii) providing requirements for the use and manufacture of official notary seals; (viii) providing requirements for civil liability of a notary, bond surety, and employer of the notary; and (ix) specifying situations constituting conflicts of interest for a notary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104580D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/02/2022Continued to 2023 in Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/21/2022Left in Judiciary

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