As Legislature explores permanent electronic remote notarization, temporary use extended again

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again extended the temporary use of remote electronic notarization in New York state — this time until May 27, 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.

Also this week, the New York Credit Union Association issued an urgent call to action on legislation that would make electronic remote notarization a permanent part of New York State law. The Association has been working closely with the leaders in the Legislature and continues to call for the bill’s passage.

Visit the Association’s Action Center today to send a pre-drafted letter in support of the bill to lawmakers in your district, as well as members of the Assembly Banks, Government Operations, Consumer Affairs and Protection, and Judiciary Committees.

The state Senate has already passed the bill, and today the Assembly is holding a joint-committee hearing to explore the legislation.

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