Colorado remote notary bill ping-pongs on late amendment

A bill that has two Colorado Springs Republican lawmakers on opposite sides of the fence — over data privacy and remote notarization —  is now one committee away from Senate debate.

House Bill 1167 cleared the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday afternoon. The bill establishes rules for how Colorado remote notaries will protect the privacy of information for those who seek remote notary services.

Remote notaries can use audio and video recordings to provide a notary service to someone who is in another location. Proponents see such service as a benefit to populations like rural residents and the disabled.

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