Following the advancement of remote notarization legislation to the State Senate Finance Committee last week, William J. Mellin, New York Credit Union Association president/CEO, again called for support of legislation that would allow for the permanent use of remote electronic notarization in New York.
Below is Mellin’s message in its entirety:
I have some good news to share: The New York credit union movement was successful in advancing our remote notarization legislation to the State Senate Finance Committee. As the bill works its way through the Senate, we need to now turn our attention to the Assembly.
I am encouraging all New York credit union professionals, volunteers and advocates to visit the Association’s Action Center, where once registered and logged-in, you can find a pre-drafted email pertaining to this issue. This is a new letter, so even if you previously emailed your lawmakers last week, I still ask that you participate in this call to action.
As you may have heard, Gov. Cuomo has extended his Executive Order authorizing remote notarization. While this extension is greatly appreciated, the Association firmly believes a legislative solution to permanently authorize this technology would benefit credit unions and New York consumers alike — especially those living in areas where access to notary services can be difficult to obtain.
It takes the full cooperation and mobilization of the credit union movement to achieve positive legislative change. With your support and engagement, I know we can get this important bill signed into law.
Mellin’s previous call to action in support of legislation that would allow for the permanent use of remote electronic notarization in New York can be accessed by clicking here.