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NAIFA joined with industry partners in a letter to express strong support for National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment #445 offered by Representative Dean (D-PA), with the support of Representatives Armstrong (R-ND), Turner (R-OH), Perlmutter (D-CO), and Reschenthaler (R-PA).

This amendment provides all Americans additional flexibilities and options for executing critical life documents, including for real estate transactions, wills, and health care directives using remote online notarization (RON). The text of the amendment is taken from H.R. 3962, the SECURE Notarization Act, which has the strong, bipartisan support of 53 cosponsors, and it builds upon language included in the underlying bill by Representative Turner to modernize military notary services.

The last year has demonstrated how technology can be leveraged to modernize services across a variety of markets. Notarizations are widely used for real estate, financial services, and other legal documents. Remote Online Notarization (RON) allows the consumer, notary and other parties to a transaction to be in different locations using two-way audio-visual communication to securely notarize documents. This process provides assured consumer access to notarization, allows for flexible scheduling, and affords consumers time to review documents and proceed when they are ready to sign.