The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee voted favorably on S-2508(Gopal)/A-4250 (Downey), which would significantly update the law concerning notaries and notarial acts, and authorizes electronic notarization of certain documents. The bill is headed for a full vote on the amendments in both houses.

“This bill facilitates the notarization process without sacrificing the indicia of reliability and safeguards in place to ensure that the execution of a document is valid,” the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) said in its written remarks in support of the bill.