A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks to update and modernize the notarization process domestically and abroad.
Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined 31 colleagues in introducing the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act, legislation that would enable every domestic notary to perform Remote Online Notarization (RON) and allow signers located outside of the U.S. to securely notarize documents.
“The pandemic has shown us how crucial online access is for so many areas of our life, including notarization,” Dean said. “The SECURE Notarization Act will update our notarization process so that people across our country, and those living outside of the U.S. for military service or other reasons, can have their documents notarized remotely. I look forward to our commonsense, bipartisan bill being brought to the Senate.”
The SECURE Notarization Act is now slated to be sent to the Senate, where Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have companion legislation.
“Remote online notarization offers consumers a convenient way to safely and securely complete documents,” Armstrong said. “Our bipartisan bill will permit nationwide use of remote online notarization, increasing access to this important process.”