Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Extending Expiring Notary
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
On Friday, May 8th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order N-63-20 to extend “critical deadlines that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In a press release, the Governor’s office stated that, among other deadlines, “the order extends for 60 days the expiration dates for notaries public whose commissions are set to expire. The order also makes it clear that notaries public can use an expired [driver’s license] or identification card to confirm identification, consistent with prior action that extended expiration dates for driver’s licenses and identification cards.”
The executive order was drafted without consultation or input from CLTA or related notary groups before being issued.
The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and a copy can be found here.