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HB274 Talking Points 

5/13/2020

HB274 will be heard Thursday, May 14th at 1 p.m. Here is some historical background to the bill that might prove interesting. 

This is the same bill that the LNA supported last year.  The bill didn’t make it through the process for lack of time.  This year, the Law Institute has drafted some amendments to deal with implementation of the bill and to ensure that notaries in other states cannot use RON to make authentic acts. The LNA has asked for amendments to include representatives from other notary organizations to ensure a full representation of notary interests in other parts of the state. The bill can be viewed at www.legis.la.gov

This is for your information only and need not be part of what you share with committee members in any message of support on the bill. This is given only to inform our members about pending amendments.

Below is a link to some talking points, as shared by our Governmental Legislative Liaison, Alan Jennings, that may assist you in asking the committee members to report the bill favorably with amendments from the Louisiana State Law Institute. 

Please add your own personal reasons and benefits to being a RON state while emphasizing the importance of maintaining our civilian ways.

As a reminder we urge you to not cut and paste as most legislators pay little attention to this type of emails. 

We want to thank you for showing your active support and hope that these comments and talking points will help you as you contact committee members.

Thanks for your support.

Sharon C. Toups
Louisiana Notary Association
President


SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 274 

5/12/2020

SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 274 BY REPRESENTATIVE RAY GAROFALO

HB 274 will be heard in the House Civil Law Committee on Thursday, May 14th at 1pm. 

This bill is brought upon the recommendation of the Louisiana Law Institute and would put into place a REMOTE ONLINE NOTARIZATION system that EXCLUDES Authentic Acts.  The LNA has joined other stakeholders to develop these Law Institute recommendations and help Louisiana handle remote online notarizations in a responsible manner.  

We have a large, relatively new House Civil Law Committee. This is our opportunity to educate the committee about notaries public and the importance of our role in the Louisiana Civil Law tradition. 

Join in this process and please send an email to House Civil Law Committee members letting them know you support HB 274:

Rep. Greg Miller (Chair) - millerg@legis.la.gov 
Rep. Mike Johnson (Vice Chair) - hse027@legis.la.gov
Rep. Beryl Amedee - amedeeb@legis.la.gov
Rep. W. Carter - hse034@legis.la.gov
Rep. R. Carter - carterr@legis.la.gov
Rep. Phillip Devillier - devillierp@legis.la.gov
Rep. Michael Echolls - hse014@legis.la.gov
Rep. Julie Emerson - emersonj@legis.la.gov
Rep. Larry Fremin - hse074@legis.la.gov
Rep. Valerie Hodges - hodgesv@legis.la.gov
Rep. Patrick Jefferson - jeffersonpo@legis.la.gov
Rep. Sam Jenkins - jenkinss@legis.la.gov
Rep. Mandie Landry - hse091@legis.la.gov
Rep. Nick Muscarello - muscarellon@legis.la.gov
Rep. Thomas Pressly - hse006@legis.la.gov
Rep. Alan Seabaugh - seabaugha@legis.la.gov
Rep. Cedric Glover - gloverc@legis.la.gov
 


CALL TO ACTION of ALL LNA MEMBERS 

5/4/2020

This is a CALL TO ACTION of ALL LNA MEMBERS

Senate Bill 472 is being heard tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th at 3:00p.m. in SENATE JUDICIARY A COMMITTEE

SB472 is Senator Jay Luneau’s REMOTE ONLINE NOTARY (RON) bill and, if passed, will authorize AUTHENTIC ACTS to be executed by RON. 

The LNA is opposing the inclusion of Authentic Acts in RON legislation.

Issues surrounding the inclusion of Authentic Acts in RON have not been vetted and this bill threatens the integrity of the Authentic Act.  The Louisiana Law Institute has only worked on RON EXCLUSIVE of Authentic Act and this has resulted in HOUSE BILL 274 which is a responsible way of addressing Remote Online Notary issues.

We must spread the word. You can submit testimony in opposition to the bill by emailing romek@legis.la.gov

You can also attend and testify if you follow the attached guidelines for entering the capitol

We are strongly encouraging ALL members to call and email the committee members and let them know of your opposition to this bill.  Contact info is as follows:

 

BILL AUTHOR:

Jay Luneau, 318.484.2288, luneauj@legis.la.gov

 

Senate Judiciary A:

Barrow Peacock, 318.741.7180, peacockb@legis.la.gov

Jimmy Harris, 504.243.1960, harrisj@legis.la.gov

Heather Cloud, 337.461.2595, sen28@legis.la.gov

Cleo Fields, 225.342.9514, cfields@legis.la.gov

Jay Luneau, 318.484.2288, luneauj@legis.la.gov

Patrick McMath, 985.900.6278, sen11@legis.la.gov

Robert Mills, 318.371.5200, sen36@legis.la.gov

Please take this extra time you may have and put it to good use!  Protect our Civil Law Notary Commission; YOUR Civil Law Notary Commission.

Respectfully

Sharon Toups, President

Louisiana Notary Association



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