Saturday, February 20, 2016
California Notaries: See AB 2566. More Changes to your Laws Possible (ID)
AB-2566 Notaries public: acceptance of identification.
"Existing law relating to property transfers prohibits the acknowledgment of an instrument unless the officer taking it has satisfactory evidence that the person making the acknowledgment is the individual who is described in and who executed the instrument. Existing law provides that an officer may reasonably rely on a passport issued by a foreign government, a driver’s license issued by another state or a Canadian or Mexican public agency, an identification card issued by another state or a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, or an employee identification card issued by an agency or office of this state or a city, county, or city and county in this state, provided that the document meets certain requirements. In the event the document is a passport, it must be stamped by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security.
This bill would also authorize the acceptance of a passport, whether or not it is stamped by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security, and a valid, unexpired consular identification document issued by a consulate from the person’s country of citizenship, as proof of identity."