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CS/SB 356: Notaries Public

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Avila

Notaries Public; Requiring that certain notarial certificates contain the printed names of specified individuals; prohibiting a notary public from falsely notarizing the signature of a person who is not in that notary public’s presence, either in person or online; deleting a provision that prohibits a notary public from notarizing a signature on a document of a person who is not, at the time of the notarial act, physically present or present by means of audio-video communication technology and that provides civil penalties; requiring a notary public to keep at least one tangible journal; requiring the Department of State to retain jurisdiction over the journal records for a specified timeframe for a certain purpose, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 2/16/2024 Senate - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/7/2023 Senate • Filed
11/15/2023 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Fiscal Policy
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
1/18/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 01/23/24, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/23/2024 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
1/24/2024 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time
1/25/2024 Senate • Now in Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
2/5/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development, 02/08/24, 10:45 am, 110 Senate Building
2/8/2024 Senate • Favorable by Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
• Now in Fiscal Policy
2/12/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 02/15/24, 12:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/15/2024 Senate • Favorable by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 17 NAYS 0
2/16/2024 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading