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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2020-00167


CCR details

Tracking Number 2020-00167
Type of Filing Emergency
Department 1505 Department of State
Agency 1505 Secretary of State
CCR Number 8 CCR 1505-11
CCR Title NOTARY PROGRAM RULES

Proposed rule

Rule
Additional Information
Statutory Authority Sections 24-21-527(1)(a), (c), and (e), C.R.S., (2019)
Purpose/Objective of Rule On March 10, 2020, the Colorado Governor declared a disaster emergency due to the COVID-19 contagion. On March 28, 2020, the Colorado Governor issued Executive Order D 2020 019, suspending the requirement for personal appearance before a notary officer as set forth in Section 24-21-506, C.R.S. Accordingly, the Colorado Secretary of State adopts New Rule 5 concerning Remote Notarization. Adoption of these rules on a temporary basis is necessary to authorize and establish minimum standards for remote notarizations, while the personal appearance requirement of RULONA is temporarily suspended due to health and safety precautions. The rules are effective immediately. Please see the attached notice of temporary adoption that includes statements of basis and justification.
Basis And Purpose BasisAndPurposeAttachment2020-00167.pdf
Comments On March 10, 2020, the Colorado Governor declared a disaster emergency due to the COVID-19 contagion. On March 28, 2020, the Colorado Governor issued Executive Order D 2020 019, suspending the requirement for personal appearance before a notary officer as set forth in Section 24-21-506, C.R.S. Accordingly, the Colorado Secretary of State adopts New Rule 5 concerning Remote Notarization. Adoption of these rules on a temporary basis is necessary to authorize and establish minimum standards for remote notarizations, while the personal appearance requirement of RULONA is temporarily suspended due to health and safety precautions. The rules are effective immediately. Please see the attached notice of temporary adoption that includes statements of basis and justification.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Contact Name Andrea Gyger
Contact Title Dept. Rulemaking Program Manager
Contact Telephone 303-894-2200 x6329
Contact email sos.rulemaking@sos.state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02020-00167.doc
Redline Redline2020-00167.rtf
Emergency Justification EmergencyJustificationPathAttach2020-00167.pdf
Adopted Date 03/30/2020
Emergency AGO requested date 03/31/2020
Attorney General Opinion 04/15/2020
Colorado Register publication date 04/25/2020
Effective Date 03/30/2020
Inserted into CCR 04/16/2020