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CS/SB 526 — Notaries Public

by Commerce and Tourism Committee and Senator Grimsley

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)

The bill allows a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, traffic accident investigation officer, or traffic infraction enforcement officer engaged in the performance of official duties to remotely administer an oath either through reliable electronic means, or in the physical presence of a person who swears to an affidavit. Currently, these law enforcement officers may only administer an oath in the physical presence of an affiant. Additionally, the bill allows these law enforcement officers to verify documents pursuant to ss. 92.50 and 92.525, F.S.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 118-0