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Tell your NY Legislators: Make RON Permanent in NY
MAA Members in New York,
Your urgent action is needed to contact your state legislators and encourage them to vote “YES” on legislation (S.4352-B and A.4076-B) that would permanently allow the option for notarizations to be completed remotely through the use of audiovisual technology.
In response to the health emergency created by COVID-19, New York Governor Cuomo issued an executive order that temporarily suspended the in-person requirement mandated by state law for notarial acts. However, the process enumerated in the executive order is not consistent with the emerging national consensus for enabling remote notarizations, specifically remote online notarizations (RON). Instead, the state permits a process called remote-ink notarization (RIN), which does not include important credential analysis and ID proofing standards prevalent in RON transactions and are necessary to ensure consumer information is protected.
S.4352-B and A.4076-B would make RON permanent in New York and would implement the minimum standards needed for legal certainty. Today, more than 25 states have enacted substantially similar legislation. Moreover, New York’s RON legislation is also consistent with model language in the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) developed by the Uniform Law Commission, a non-partisan group of legal experts.
Please take action and contact your state Senators and Assembly member and urge them to VOTE “YES” on legislation to help New York residents!
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