Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Notary Public Act. Provides requirements concerning electronic notarization and electronic notaries public. Amends the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. Provides that a paper or tangible copy of an electronic document that a notary public has certified to be a true and correct copy satisfies specified recording requirements. Provides further requirements concerning the certification of electronic documents by notaries public. Defines terms. Makes conforming changes. Effective on the later of: (1) January 1, 2022; or (2) the date on which the Office of the Secretary of State files with the Index Department of the Office of the Secretary of State a notice that the Office of the Secretary of State has adopted the rules necessary for implementation; except that, the changes made to specified provisions of the Illinois Notary Public Act take effect July 1, 2022.
Provides that moneys in the Electronic Notarization Fund during the preceding calendar year, shall be distributed, subject to appropriation, to the Secretary of State to fund the Department of Index’s implementation and maintenance (rather than implementation only) of the electronic notarization commissions. Provides that an electronic notary public may perform an electronic notarial act for a remotely located individual outside of the United States if the record is to be filed with or relates to a matter before a public official or court, governmental entity, or other entity subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or involves property located in the territorial jurisdiction of the United States or involves a transaction substantially connected with the United States. Modifies the audio-video communication requirements by which a remote notarial action must be performed. Provides for the transmission of a signed and notarized document by overnight mail. Provides that upon written request of a third party, a notary public may supply a copy of a line item representing the requested transaction after personally identifying information has been redacted. Provides for a specified provision to be effective July 1, 2022. Makes other changes.
Provides that any commissioned notary public may perform any notarial act remotely after first determining, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the signature is that of the person appearing before the notary and named therein. Specifies factors to establish that a notary public has satisfactory evidence that a person is the person whose true signature is on a document.