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CS/SB 548: Electronic Legal Documents

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Brandes

Electronic Legal Documents; Revising provisions relating to use of the office of notary public; authorizing online notarizations; specifying registration and qualification requirements for online notaries public; prescribing online notarization procedures; specifying the manner by which an online notary public must verify the identity of a principal or a witness, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, and except for this section, which shall take effect upon becoming a law, this act shall take effect January 1, 2020
Last Action: 5/1/2019 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 409 -SJ 653
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/28/2019 Senate • Filed
2/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 72
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 71
3/27/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/01/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
4/1/2019 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 312
4/3/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 314
4/5/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 04/10/19, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
4/10/2019 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 342
• Now in Rules
4/12/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/17/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
4/17/2019 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 14 NAYS 1 -SJ 379
4/18/2019 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/29/2019 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/01/19 -SJ 765
5/1/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 651
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 409 -SJ 653
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 409 -SJ 653