Temporary remote electronic notarization extended again – now to April 16

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again extended the temporary use of remote electronic notarization in New York state — this time until April 16, 2021.

Credit unions across the state have been utilizing remote electronic notarization services as a result of a March 2020 executive order and subsequent extensions that temporarily authorized this technology.

Concurrently, New York state’s electronic remote notarization bill (SO1780) (AOO399) was passed in the Senate on Wednesday and has been sent to the Assembly. The bill would provide for electronic notarization and authorize the use of video and audio conference technology in identifying individuals for electronic notarization.

The New York Credit Union Association has been working closely with the leaders in the Legislature and continues to call for the bill’s passage.

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