Bill Sponsor
House Bill 1059
118th Congress(2023-2024)
SECURE Notarization Act of 2023
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Passed House on Feb 27, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 17, 2023
Latest Action
Feb 28, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
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Bill Number
1059
Congress
118
Policy Area
Law
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on February 27, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
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Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H893-894)
Summary

Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2023 or the SECURE Notarization Act of 2023

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 the 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 (3)
February 28, 2023
February 27, 2023
February 17, 2023
Actions (10)
02/28/2023
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
02/27/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/27/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H893-894)
02/27/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H893-894)
02/27/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1059.
02/27/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H892-896)
02/27/2023
Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
02/24/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce.
02/17/2023
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.
02/17/2023
Introduced in House
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H.R.1059 118 SECURE Notarization Act of 2023
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Record Updated
Dec 15, 2023 3:54:42 PM