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House Bill 3962
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2022
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Passed House on Jul 27, 2022
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Introduced
Jun 17, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 28, 2022
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3962
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Passed
July 27, 2022
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Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 5 of H. Res. 1254, and the motion offered by Mr. Kildee, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 623, as amended; H.R. 3952, as amended; H.R. 3962, as amended; H.R. 4551; H.R. 5313, as amended; H.R. 6933; H.R. 7132, as amended; H.R. 7361; H.R. 7569; H.R. 7624, as amended; H.R. 7733, as amended; and H.R. 7981, as amended.(consideration: CR H7197-7211, H7219-7220, H7223-7237; text: 07/26/2022 CR H7116-7118)
Summary

Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021

This bill allows a notary public commissioned under state law to remotely notarize electronic records and perform notarizations for remotely located individuals. The bill provides technical requirements for such notarizations, including the creation and retention of video and audio recordings and the use of communication technologies (i.e., video chat).

Additionally, the bill requires U.S. courts and states to recognize notarizations—including remote notarizations of electronic records and notarizations of remotely-located individuals—that occur in or affect interstate commerce and are performed by a notary public commissioned under the laws of other states.

The bill also allows a notary public to remotely notarize electronic records involving an individual located outside of the United States, subject to certain requirements.

Text (4)
July 28, 2022
July 27, 2022
July 26, 2022
June 17, 2021
Actions (18)
07/28/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
07/27/2022
Pursuant to section 5 of H. Res. 1254, and the motion offered by Mr. Kildee, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 623, as amended; H.R. 3952, as amended; H.R. 3962, as amended; H.R. 4551; H.R. 5313, as amended; H.R. 6933; H.R. 7132, as amended; H.R. 7361; H.R. 7569; H.R. 7624, as amended; H.R. 7733, as amended; and H.R. 7981, as amended. (consideration: CR H7197-7211, H7219-7220, H7223-7237; text: 07/26/2022 CR H7116-7118)
07/27/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 5 of H. Res. 1254, and the motion offered by Mr. Kildee, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 623, as amended; H.R. 3952, as amended; H.R. 3962, as amended; H.R. 4551; H.R. 5313, as amended; H.R. 6933; H.R. 7132, as amended; H.R. 7361; H.R. 7569; H.R. 7624, as amended; H.R. 7733, as amended; and H.R. 7981, as amended.(consideration: CR H7197-7211, H7219-7220, H7223-7237; text: 07/26/2022 CR H7116-7118)
07/27/2022
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1254, proceedings on H.R. 3962 are considered vacated.
07/26/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
07/26/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3962.
07/26/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7116-7120)
07/26/2022
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/26/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 347.
07/26/2022
Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
07/26/2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 117-443, Part I.
07/20/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 56 - 0.
07/20/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/23/2022
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 0 .
06/23/2022
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/18/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
06/17/2021
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/17/2021
Introduced in House
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Jun 18, 2021 7:12:12 AM
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Sep 7, 2022 1:34:11 PM