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  486.920.  Electronic registration form, contents — denial of registration, when — confidentiality of records. — 1.  To register the capability to perform electronic notarial acts, a notary shall electronically sign and submit to the secretary an electronic form prescribed by the secretary that includes:

  (1)  Proof of successful completion of the courses and examinations required by sections 486.630 and 486.910;

  (2)  The following information:

  (a)  A description of each separate means that will be used to produce electronic signatures and electronic notary seals;

  (b)  Any keys, codes, software, decrypting instructions, or graphics that will allow the electronic signatures and seals produced by the means described in paragraph (a) of this subdivision to be verified;

  (c)  The names of any licensed authorities issuing the means for producing the electronic signatures and seals, the source of each license, and the starting and expiration dates of each pertinent certificate, software, or process;

  (d)  An explanation of any revocation, annulment, or other premature termination of any certificate, software, or process ever issued or registered to the applicant to produce an electronic signature or seal; and

  (e)  A declaration that the notary public will use the means issued or authorized for issuance by the secretary for producing an electronic notary seal; and

  (3)  The access instructions that will allow the electronic journal of notarial acts as described in section 486.700 to be viewed, printed, and copied.

  2.  Pursuant to this section, a notary public may register at the same or different times one or more respective means for producing electronic signatures and electronic notary seals, or single elements combining the required features of both, consistent with the requirements cited elsewhere in this chapter.

  3.  The secretary shall deny registration to any applicant submitting an electronic registration form that contains a material misstatement or omission of fact.

  4.  Information in the registration form of an electronic notary public shall be used by the secretary and designated state employees only for the purpose of performing official duties, shall be a closed record as described in chapter 610, and shall not be disclosed to any person other than:

  (1)  A government agent acting in an official capacity and duly authorized to obtain such information;

  (2)  A person authorized by court order; or

  (3)  The registrant or the registrant's duly authorized agent.


(L. 2020 H.B. 1655)

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