CS/HB 121: Notaries Public
GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee ; Garrison ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Benjamin ; Leek
Notaries Public; Clarifies that notary public is entitled to select particular technology in performing notarial act with respect to electronic record; authorizes notary public's contract or employer to require use of particular technology; revises limitations on notary public fees; revises certain registration requirements for online notaries public; authorizes notaries public to use audio-video communication technology to remotely swear in individuals who testify & new attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar; requires remote online notarization service provider to retain audio-video communication recordings of online notarizations; authorizes RON service provider to delegate this duty to secure repository under certain conditions; clarifies that online notary public is entitled to select his or her remote online notarization service provider; authorizes notary public's contract or employer to require use of particular RON service provider.
• Referred to Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee; Infrastructure and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
• Added to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee agenda
• Favorable with CS by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
• Reported out of Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• Original reference removed: Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
• Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
• Favorable by Judiciary Committee
• Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Bill released to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/31/2021)
• Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
• Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 115, NAYS 0
• In Messages
• Referred to Rules -SJ 387
• Message sent to senate
• Received -SJ 386
• Withdrawn from Rules -SJ 397
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 228 -SJ 398
• Read 2nd time -SJ 397
• Read 3rd time -SJ 398
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 398
• Immediately certified -SJ 408
• In Messages
• Ordered enrolled
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2021-137
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