308-30-170 - Electronic notarial signature

308-30-170. Electronic notarial signature

(1) A notary public shall use a tamper-evident technology that complies with WAC 308-30-130 of these rules to produce the notary's electronic signature in a manner that is capable of independent verification.

(2) A notary public shall take reasonable steps to ensure that no other individual may possess or access a tamper-evident technology used to produce the notary's electronic signature.

(3) A notary public shall keep in the sole control of the notary all or any part of a tamper-evident technology whose exclusive purpose is to perform electronic notarial acts.

(4) For the purposes of this section, "capable of independent verification" means that any interested individual may confirm through the department that a notary public who signed an electronic record in an official capacity had authority at that time to perform electronic notarial acts.

(Amended by WSR 18-12-028, Filed 5/29/2018, effective 7/1/2018)

Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.410(1)(a) and 34.05.482(1)(c). 97-10-052, ยง 308-30-170, filed 5/1/97, effective 6/1/97.

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