By Tony Cline
On July 8, Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 776 into law. This bill creates a new Remote Online Notarization procedure that go into effect on July 1, 2023. Unfortunately, the details of this procedure are still yet to be determined, but in the meantime, HB 776 also reinstated the previous Temporary Emergency Video Notarization (TEVN) authorization that was initially instituted during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow for remote, safe notarization procedures. This reinstatement is effective until June 30, 2023, when the new law kicks in.
The TEVN authorization allows notaries to remotely notarize several types of documents over videoconferencing platforms. The requirements for these video notarizations are:
While video notarizations are not available for most types of estate planning documents, this new law will allow Jesson & Rains to remotely notarize other types of legal documents. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions and for legal assistance.
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