Governor Parson signed HB 1655 modifying provisions relating to certification of official documents, including processes for Recorder of Deeds and procedures for notaries public.
HB 1655 allows official documents to be submitted in electronic format for the purposes of recording. This legislation also allows the requirement of notarization for a document or signature to be satisfied if the electronic signature of the authorized person is attached or associated with the document or signature.
Additionally, HB 1655 establishes safeguards to the certification process by holding notaries liable for damages caused by the notary’s negligence, intentional violation of law, or official misconduct in relation to a notarization.
Thank you Senator Sandy Crawford for all your hard work!