Colorado has become the latest state to pass remote online notarization (RON) legislation. This grants 79,000 notaries access to technology for serving signers in a safer and more secure way.
Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 20-096 into law on June 26, and it is scheduled to go into effect on December 31, 2020. The bill is the result of over four years of negotiation between lawmakers, advocates, and industry leaders.
State Senator Robert Rodriguez, the primary sponsor of the bill, expressed excitement about passing the authorization of remote notaries in Colorado. State Senator Bob Gardner, who originally championed RON legislation in Colorado in 2016, mentioned that the availability of remote notary is particularly important now when business transactions must be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The continued expansion of RON legislation reflects the growing acceptance of remote online notarization as a secure and convenient way to conduct notarial acts.