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  • Introduced
    Mar 02, 2021
  • Passed Senate
    Mar 23, 2021
  • Passed House
    May 13, 2021
  • Signed into Law
    May 18, 2021
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S 631
South Carolina Senate Bill
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRONIC NOTARY PUBLIC ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 26 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN ELECTRONIC NOTARY; TO PROVIDE FOR ACTS THAT MAY BE PERFORMED ELECTRONICALLY; TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION; TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE AN ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION; TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM FEES; TO LIMIT THE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE AND SEAL TO PROPER ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACTS; TO REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF AN ELECTRONIC JOURNAL FOR ELECTRONIC NOTARIAL ACTS; TO REQUIRE THE SAFEKEEPING OF AN ELECTRONIC JOURNAL, PUBLIC KEY CERTIFICATE, AND ELECTRONIC SEAL; TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS; TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE; TO REQUIRE AN ELECTRONIC NOTARY TO UTILIZE CURRENT REGISTERED DEVICES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMINATION OF ELECTRONIC NOTARIES PUBLIC; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; TO APPLY REQUIREMENTS OF NOTARIAL CERTIFICATES TO ELECTRONIC NOTARIES PUBLIC; TO REQUIRE EVIDENCE OF AUTHENTICITY; AND TO PROVIDE LANGUAGE FOR AN ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 26-1-160, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL ACTS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO TERMINATE A NOTARY PUBLIC'S COMMISSION. - ratified title
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legislature • Jun 01, 2021: Act No. 85
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  • Jun 01, 2021 | legislature
    • Effective date 05/18/21
    • Act No. 85
  • May 18, 2021 | legislature
    • Ratified R 104
    • Signed By Governor
  • May 13, 2021 | House
    • Read third time and enrolled
  • May 12, 2021 | House
    • Read second time
    • Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-1
  • May 11, 2021 | House
    • Recalled from Committee on Judiciary
  • Apr 06, 2021 | House
    • Introduced and read first time
    • Referred to Committee on Judiciary
  • Mar 23, 2021 | Senate
    • Read third time and sent to House
  • Mar 17, 2021 | Senate
    • Committee Amendment Adopted
    • Read second time
    • Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0
  • Mar 11, 2021 | legislature
    • Scrivener's error corrected
  • Mar 10, 2021 | Senate
    • Committee report: Favorable with amendment Family and Veterans' Services
  • Mar 02, 2021 | Senate
    • Introduced and read first time
    • Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services
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