Va is the next state to try to tackle the Electronic Notarization issue. This new bill was passed and it allows for electronic notarizations by personnal appearance and vidoe conference. Notaries must apply for a seperate commission to become an electronic notary in VA. If the electronic notary uses video conference you must either personally know the signer or use one of the two new forms to indentify the signer. These two new forms are digital certificates accessed by biometric or an interoperable PIV smart card, and what is know as an "antecedent in person identity proofing process".
The National Notary Assoc. states they are working to have the governor veto this bill. The bill will become affective July 1, 2012
Lisa Scanlon, CSA