H.R. 1979 (110th): Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jul 11, 2007 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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IIB

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1979

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 11, 2007

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

AN ACT

To require any Federal or State court to recognize any notarization made by a notary public licensed by a State other than the State where the court is located when such notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2007.

2.

Recognition of notarizations in Federal courts

Each Federal court shall recognize any lawful notarization made by a notary public licensed or commissioned under the laws of a State other than the State where the Federal court is located if—

(1)

such notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce; and

(2)
(A)

a seal of office, as symbol of the notary public’s authority, is used in the notarization; or

(B)

in the case of an electronic record, the seal information is securely attached to, or logically associated with, the electronic record so as to render the record tamper-resistant.

3.

Recognition of notarizations in State courts

Each court that operates under the jurisdiction of a State shall recognize any lawful notarization made by a notary public licensed or commissioned under the laws of a State other than the State where the court is located if—

(1)

such notarization occurs in or affects interstate commerce; and

(2)
(A)

a seal of office, as symbol of the notary public’s authority, is used in the notarization; or

(B)

in the case of an electronic record, the seal information is securely attached to, or logically associated with, the electronic record so as to render the record tamper-resistant.

4.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Electronic record

The term electronic record has the meaning given that term in section 106 of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (15 U.S.C. 7006).

(2)

Logically associated with

Seal information is logically associated with an electronic record if the seal information is securely bound to the electronic record in such a manner as to make it impracticable to falsify or alter, without detection, either the record or the seal information.

Passed the House of Representatives July 10, 2007.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.

Deborah M. Spriggs,

Deputy Clerk.