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CS/CS/HB 771: Notaries Public

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee ; Grant, J.

Notaries Public; Revises provisions relating to use of office of notary public; authorizes online notarizations & provides requirements & exceptions; provides registration & qualification requirements; authorizes performance of certain notarial acts.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/21/2017 House • Filed
    12/8/2017 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 68
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 67
    1/12/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 01/17/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
    1/17/2018 House • CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 364
    1/18/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 360
    1/19/2018 House • Now in Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 369
    2/9/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/13/18, 12:30 pm, Sumner Hall
    2/13/2018 House • Favorable by Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 594
    • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 594
    2/19/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
    2/21/2018 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 671
    2/22/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 665
    2/25/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 679
    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died on Calendar

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  • CS/CS/HB 771, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/22/2018 at 12:54 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1042 (e1) Notaries Public Brandes Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Messages

    Citations - Statutes (26)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 30 (pdf)
    92.50 Oaths, affidavits, and acknowledgments; who may take or administer; requirements. Page 30 (pdf)
    95.231 Limitations where deed or will on record. Page 31 (pdf)
    117.01 Appointment, application, suspension, revocation, application fee, bond, and oath. Page 3 (pdf)
    117.021 Electronic notarization. Page 4 (pdf)
    117.05 Use of notary commission; unlawful use; notary fee; seal; duties; employer liability; name change; advertising; photocopies; penalties. Page 5 (pdf)
    117.107 Prohibited acts. Page 12 (pdf)
    117.201 Page 13 (pdf)
    117.209 Page 16 (pdf), Page 42 (pdf)
    117.215 Page 17 (pdf), Page 42 (pdf)
    117.225 Page 18 (pdf)
    117.235 Page 19 (pdf)
    117.245 Page 20 (pdf)
    117.255 Page 22 (pdf)
    117.265 Page 24 (pdf)
    117.275 Page 26 (pdf)
    117.285 Page 26 (pdf)
    117.295 Page 27 (pdf)
    117.305 Page 29 (pdf)
    689.01 How real estate conveyed. Page 31 (pdf)
    694.08 Certain instruments validated, notwithstanding lack of seals or witnesses, or defect in acknowledgment, etc. Page 33 (pdf)
    695.03 Acknowledgment and proof; validation of certain acknowledgments; legalization or authentication before foreign officials. Page 34 (pdf)
    695.04 Requirements of certificate. Page 38 (pdf)
    695.05 Certain defects cured as to acknowledgments and witnesses. Page 39 (pdf)
    695.28 Validity of recorded electronic documents. Page 39 (pdf)
    709.2202 Authority that requires separate signed enumeration. Page 41 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 771, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/18/2018 at 9:32 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 2/13/2018 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/22/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1042 (c1) Notaries Public Brandes Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Messages

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    629429 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Grant, J. 2/20/2018
    8:02 PM
    Adopted
    2/21/2018
    PDF
    hierarchy 258749 - Amendment to Amendment (629429)
    Remove lines 994-996 of the amendment and insert:
    Perez 2/21/2018
    6:55 AM
    Adopted
    2/21/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (26)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 27 (pdf)
    92.50 Oaths, affidavits, and acknowledgments; who may take or administer; requirements. Page 27 (pdf)
    95.231 Limitations where deed or will on record. Page 28 (pdf)
    117.01 Appointment, application, suspension, revocation, application fee, bond, and oath. Page 3 (pdf)
    117.021 Electronic notarization. Page 4 (pdf)
    117.05 Use of notary commission; unlawful use; notary fee; seal; duties; employer liability; name change; advertising; photocopies; penalties. Page 5 (pdf)
    117.107 Prohibited acts. Page 11 (pdf)
    117.201 Page 12 (pdf)
    117.209 Page 14 (pdf)
    117.215 Page 15 (pdf)
    117.225 Page 16 (pdf)
    117.235 Page 17 (pdf)
    117.245 Page 17 (pdf)
    117.255 Page 19 (pdf)
    117.265 Page 21 (pdf)
    117.275 Page 23 (pdf)
    117.285 Page 23 (pdf)
    117.295 Page 24 (pdf)
    117.305 Page 27 (pdf)
    689.01 How real estate conveyed. Page 29 (pdf)
    694.08 Certain instruments validated, notwithstanding lack of seals or witnesses, or defect in acknowledgment, etc. Page 31 (pdf)
    695.03 Acknowledgment and proof; validation of certain acknowledgments; legalization or authentication before foreign officials. Page 32 (pdf)
    695.04 Requirements of certificate. Page 35 (pdf)
    695.05 Certain defects cured as to acknowledgments and witnesses. Page 36 (pdf)
    695.09 Identity of grantor. Page 36 (pdf)
    695.28 Validity of recorded electronic documents. Page 37 (pdf)

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  • HB 771, Original Filed Version Posted 11/21/2017 at 8:14 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/18/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1042 Notaries Public Brandes Similar Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Messages

    Committee Amendments (4)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    120885 - Amendment
    Remove line 349 and insert:
    Diamond 1/16/2018
    7:58 PM
    Adopted
    1/17/2018
    PDF
    120469 - Amendment
    Remove lines 354-355 and insert:
    Grant, J. 1/16/2018
    6:44 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/17/2018
    PDF
    793263 - Amendment
    Remove line 365 and insert:
    Diamond 1/16/2018
    7:59 PM
    Adopted
    1/17/2018
    PDF
    673041 - Amendment
    Between lines 926 and 927, insert:
    Diamond 1/16/2018
    8:00 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    1/17/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (25)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 26 (pdf)
    92.50 Oaths, affidavits, and acknowledgments; who may take or administer; requirements. Page 27 (pdf)
    95.231 Limitations where deed or will on record. Page 27 (pdf)
    117.01 Appointment, application, suspension, revocation, application fee, bond, and oath. Page 3 (pdf)
    117.021 Electronic notarization. Page 4 (pdf)
    117.05 Use of notary commission; unlawful use; notary fee; seal; duties; employer liability; name change; advertising; photocopies; penalties. Page 5 (pdf)
    117.107 Prohibited acts. Page 11 (pdf)
    117.201 Page 12 (pdf)
    117.209 Page 14 (pdf)
    117.225 Page 16 (pdf)
    117.235 Page 16 (pdf)
    117.245 Page 17 (pdf)
    117.255 Page 19 (pdf)
    117.265 Page 20 (pdf)
    117.275 Page 22 (pdf)
    117.285 Page 23 (pdf)
    117.295 Page 23 (pdf)
    117.305 Page 26 (pdf)
    689.01 How real estate conveyed. Page 28 (pdf)
    694.08 Certain instruments validated, notwithstanding lack of seals or witnesses, or defect in acknowledgment, etc. Page 30 (pdf)
    695.03 Acknowledgment and proof; validation of certain acknowledgments; legalization or authentication before foreign officials. Page 31 (pdf)
    695.04 Requirements of certificate. Page 35 (pdf)
    695.05 Certain defects cured as to acknowledgments and witnesses. Page 35 (pdf)
    695.09 Identity of grantor. Page 36 (pdf)
    695.28 Validity of recorded electronic documents. Page 36 (pdf)

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