H.R. 3808, The Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2009 (full text here)
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H.R. 3808 would require any Federal or State court to recognize any notarization made by a notary public licensed by a State other than the State where the court is located when such notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce. For instance, those who need to notarize their documents may consider visiting the nearest notary public in their area.
Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2009 – Requires each federal and state court to recognize any lawful notarization occurring in or affecting interstate commerce which is made by a notary public licensed or commissioned under the laws of a state other than the state where the court is located.
Requires such a notarization to: (1) use a seal of office as symbol of the notary public’s authority; or (2) have the seal information, in the case of an electronic record, securely attached to, or logically associated with, the electronic record so as to render the record tamper-resistant.
Apr 27, 2010: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by voice vote. A record of each representative’s position was not kept.
Sep 27, 2010: This bill passed in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. A record of each senator’s position was not kept.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 9/30/2010: Presented to President for signing.
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