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REBNY and NYSAR Applaud Governor Hochul for Signing Legislation Regarding Electronic Notarization


December 22, 2021

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Following Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing of legislation permanently authorizing electronic notarization, which will play an important role in modernizing real estate closing transactions in New York State, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR) released the following statement:

“We applaud Governor Hochul for taking this important step to modernize and streamline real estate closing transactions, and we thank Senator Skoufis and Assembly member Rozic for sponsoring the legislation. As the economic activity generated by the real estate industry continues to play a critical role in supporting New York’s long-term recovery, this smart policy approach will help advance that economic progress while also providing a practical solution for hardworking members of the industry."