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  486.900.  Definitions. — As used in sections 486.900 to 486.1010, the following terms and phrases mean:

  (1)  "Capable of independent verification", any interested person may confirm the validity of an electronic notary's identity and authority through a publicly accessible system;

  (2)  "Electronic", relates to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities;

  (3)  "Electronic document", information that is created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means;

  (4)  "Electronic journal of notarial acts" and "electronic journal", a chronological electronic record of notarizations that is maintained by the notary public who performed the same notarizations;

  (5)  "Electronic notarial act" and "electronic notarization", an official act involving an electronic document that is performed in compliance with sections 486.900 to 486.1010 by an electronic notary public as a security procedure as defined in the uniform electronic transactions act, sections 432.200 to 432.295;

  (6)  "Electronic notarial certificate", the part of, or attachment to, a notarized electronic document that, in the performance of an electronic notarization, is completed by the electronic notary, bears the notary's registered electronic signature and seal, and states the date, venue, and facts attested to or certified by the notary in the particular electronic notarization;

  (7)  "Electronic notary public" and "electronic notary", a notary public who has registered with the secretary the capability to perform electronic notarial acts;

  (8)  "Electronic notary seal" and "electronic seal", information within a notarized electronic document that includes the electronic notary's name, title, jurisdiction, and commission expiration date and generally corresponds to information in notary seals used on paper documents;

  (9)  "Electronic signature", an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document;

  (10)  "Registered electronic notary seal", an electronic notary seal produced by a notary in the performance of an electronic notarial act by a means that was registered with the secretary;

  (11)  "Registered electronic signature", an electronic signature produced by a notary in the performance of an electronic notarial act by a means that was registered with the secretary;

  (12)  "Security procedure", a procedure employed for the purpose of verifying that an electronic signature, document, or performance is that of a specific person or for detecting changes or errors in the information in an electronic document.  The term includes a procedure that requires the use of algorithms or other codes, identifying words or numbers, encryption, or callback, or other acknowledgment procedures.

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(L. 2020 H.B. 1655)


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