WASHINGTON – Reps Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Kelly Armstrong (ND-At Large), and 31 of their colleagues introduced the bipartisan SECURE Notarization Act of 2021 that will update and modernize our notarization process in and outside of the United States.   

The Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote Electronic Notarization Act (SECURE Notarization Act) aims to allow every notary in the U.S. perform Remote Online Notarization (RON), as well as allow signers located outside of the U.S. to securely notarize documents.

“COVID-19 made it clear that certain methods needed to be updated to keep up with our ever-changing world and economy,” Rep. Dean said. “One of the areas that this was most prevalent was our notarization process passing legislation like the SECURE Notarization Act allows us to do just that.”

“Remote online notarization offers consumers a convenient way to safely and securely complete documents,” Rep. Armstrong said. “Our bipartisan bill will permit nationwide use of remote online notarization, increasing access to this important process.

The passage of the SECURE Notarization Act of 2021 would allow for the immediate nationwide use of RON and allow those like military personnel stationed outside of the U.S. to securely notarize documents.


Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.