Illinois Remote Notary Law May Guide Other States

By Brett Natarelli, Bryan Schneider and Madelaine Newcomb (May 6, 2022, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Illinois has a new electronic and remote notary law.

S.B. 2664, Public Act 102-0160, amends the existing Illinois Notary Public Act with some provisions effective July 1, and others effective April 15, by virtue of the Illinois Secretary of State publishing proposed administrative regulations.

The new law is generally meant to facilitate notaries in taking acknowledgments and jurats electronically, remotely or with a paper output. The act is the result of a task force installed to study the matter by taking the best of other states' existing models and that began its work in mid-2018.

The Illinois act is significant because...

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