WSR 14-05-029
(Archives Division)
[Filed February 10, 2014, 3:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Notaries in the uniform real property electronic recording standards.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 65.24.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule changes allow electronically recorded documents that must be notarized to be notarized by any authorized notary, and eliminate the requirement that the notary be appointed by the Washington state department of licensing. This is consistent with chapter 42.44 RCW.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The electronic recording standards commission, authorized by RCW 65.24.040, requested these rule changes.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Katie Blinn, Director of Legislative Policy, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4168,
February 10, 2014
Kenneth Raske
Assistant Secretary of State