DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Electronic Notarization Program; Electronic Notarization Solution Provider Applications
[40 Pa.B. 2065]
[Saturday, April 17, 2010]
The Secretary of the Commonwealth announces the availability of electronic notarization solution provider applications as of April 17, 2010.
The Department of State (Department) Electronic Notarization Program was established January 30, 2006, under the Notary Public Law, 57 P. S. §§ 147—169, as amended. Under section 5101 of the Electronic Transactions Acts (act), 73 P. S. § 2260.5101, the Secretary gave notice on December 31, 2005, that duly commissioned notaries public were permitted to engage in electronic notarizations subject to certain conditions enumerated in the notice.
The Department seeks to make more electronic notarization alternatives available to this Commonwealth's notaries. Electronic notarization solution provider applications are available to any person, company or organization that offers a system or process that consists of, or includes, an electronic notarization component. Before providing any electronic notary solutions to this Commonwealth's notaries, any person or entity must be approved as electronic notary solution provider by the Department.
Any person or entity applying to the Department for designation as an approved electronic notary solution provider must complete and submit an application to the Department for review and approval. The application shall include the following information:
(1) Hardware and software specifications and requirements for the provider's electronic notarization system or solution;
(2) A description of the types of technology used in the provider's electronic notarization system or solution; and
(3) A demonstration of how the technology is used to perform an electronic notarization.
Complete instructions are included with the application, which is available upon request or on the Department's web site at www.dos.state.pa.us/notaries (link to ''electronic notarization'').
Questions about this Notice may be directed to the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, Department of State, 210 North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Further information about the Department's Electronic Notarization Program is available at www.dos.state.pa.us/notaries (link to ''electronic notarization'').
PEDRO A. CORTES,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-697. Filed for public inspection April 16, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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