OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5364

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "NOTARIAL ACT".

SUMMARY:

This bill allows notaries public to certify or attest a copy of a document, in addition to their existing authority under the law.

The law defines a “notarial act” or “notarization” as any act that a notary public is empowered to perform under the general statutes. The bill provides that such acts include taking an acknowledgement, administering an oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, and certifying or attesting a copy. Under current law, notaries public lack the authority to certify or attest a copy.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

42

Nay

0

(03/21/2012)