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9A3B242BE0B239878725850C0074EB5F Hearing Summary


Date Feb 12, 2020      
Location SCR 352

SB20-096 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:17:06 PM  

Senator Rodriguez, sponsor, explained Senate Bill 20-0 96, concerning an authorization for notaries public to perform notarial acts using audio-video communication.  Committee members asked questions about the bill's application, privacy protections, and verification of remote notaries and clients. 

02:21:36 PM  

Diane Evans, representing the Land Title Guaranty Company, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed the history of the bill and consumer choice.  Committee members asked questions about consumer and vendor identification and related rules and standards. 


02:27:13 PM  

Terry Jones, representing Colroado Mortgage Lenders Association, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions about security and data protection and practices in other states. 


02:37:32 PM  

Charles Calvin, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in favor of the measure if amended to address privacy concerns regarding signer, third parties, and privileged documents.  He also suggested that the Secretary of State be allowed adequate time to promulgate rules and regulations. 

02:46:44 PM  

Senator Rodriguez distributed Amendment L. 002 (Attachment D).  Ms. Evans explained that it addresses length and privacy of related recordings. 


Committee members recommended that some of the concerns addressed earlier in the hearing be looked at as the bill progresses through the legislative process. 

02:52:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D)
Moved Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

02:54:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-096, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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