House Gives Final Approval to Bipartisan Remote Notary Bill

(Apr. 3) – The House gave final approval to a bill sponsored by Rep. Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge, that will move the state toward embracing emerging remote notary technologies.

“This is a very simple bill. First, it makes clear that Colorado is embracing remote notary technology, but wants to have a voice in how that process looks like and wants to ensure to consumers that we will protect their personal information from being shared or sold,” said Rep. Duran. “Colorado should get to decide what that looks like. This bill will help protect personal information by limiting the recording to the notarial act itself.”

HB19-1167 will move the state toward embracing emerging remote notary technologies, expanding access to these services for people across the state. The bill will also help protect Coloradans’ nonpublic personal information when they use remote notary services by implementing data privacy protections, filling a gap in current law.
The bill, which was also sponsored by Rep. Terri Carver, R-Colorado Springs, was approved by a bipartisan vote of 49-14. It now heads to the Senate.

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