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  486.970.  Notarized electronic documents transmitted to other states or nations — certificate of authority form. — 1.  On a notarized electronic document transmitted to another state or nation, electronic evidence of the authenticity of the seal of an electronic notary public of this state and the registered electronic signature, if required, shall be in the form of an electronic certificate of authority signed by the secretary in conformance with any current and pertinent international treaties, agreements, and conventions subscribed by the government of the United States.

  2.  The electronic certificate of authority described in subsection 1 of this section shall be attached to or logically associated with the electronically notarized document in such a manner that any subsequent alteration of the notarized document, or removal or alteration of the electronic certificate of authority, produces evidence of the change.

  3.  An electronic certificate of authority evidencing the authenticity of the registered electronic signature and seal of an electronic notary public of this state shall be in substantially the following form:


Certificate of Authority for Electronic Notarial Act
I, ________ (name and title of commissioning official), certify that _________ (name of electronic notary public), the person named as Electronic Notary Public in the attached, associated, or accompanying electronic document, was registered as an Electronic Notary Public for the state of Missouri and authorized to act as such at the time the document was electronically notarized.  I also certify that the document bears no evidence of illegal or fraudulent alteration.
To verify this Certificate of Authority for an Electronic Notarial Act, I have included herewith my electronic seal and signature this ____ day of ___, 20 ___.
(Electronic seal and signature of secretary)



(L. 2020 H.B. 1655)

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