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Revised Uniform Law Remote Notarization

Concerning an authorization of remote notarization, and, in connection therewith, enacting the 2018 amendments to the "Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts".
2019 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. Current law requires an individual who wishes to have a document notarized to appear personally before a notary public. The bill enacts the 2018 amendments to the "Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts", drafted by the Uniform Law Commission, which authorize notaries public to perform a notarial act on behalf of an individual who is not in the notary's physical presence.

To perform a remote notarization, a notary must use an electronic system that conforms to standards established by rules of the secretary of state, including using communication technology and keeping an audio-video recording of the notarization for at least 10 years. The bill establishes the standards that a notary must comply with to have satisfactory evidence of the identity of the individual seeking the remote notarization.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Gardner



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details