Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 14, 2020 at 2:06 PM by Legislative Staff
A-3903 (1R) passed both Houses and was sent to the Governor yesterday. The bill would, for the duration of the current public health emergency, permit a notary public to perform notarial acts using communication technology for a remotely located individual.
Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Assistant Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-695-3481 x120.
In addition to being performed by notaries public, notarial acts using communication technology for a remotely located individual could be performed by an officer authorized to take oaths, affirmations under R.S.41:2-1 or to take acknowledgments under R.S.46:14-6.1. This would not apply to records governed by the “Uniform Commercial Code;” or a statute, regulation, or other rule of law governing adoption, divorce or other matters of family law.
The officers authorized to take oaths, affirmations and affidavits under R.S.41:2-1 include: mayors or aldermen of cities, towns or boroughs or commissioners of commission-governed municipalities; municipal clerks; municipal court judges; clerks of all courts; and various State and county-level officials.
The officers authorized to take acknowledgments under R.S.46:14-6.1 are: attorneys-at-law; notaries public; county clerks and deputy county clerks; registers of deeds and mortgages and deputy registers; and others.