140.145(10)(c) (c) Any law governing the creation and execution of powers of attorney, not including a transaction, as defined in s. 137.11 (15).
140.145(10)(d) (d) Any law governing the creation and execution of marital property agreements.
140.145(10)(e) (e) Any law governing the creation and execution of powers of attorney for health care, declarations to physicians (living wills), and authorizations for use and disclosure of protected health care information.
140.145(11) (11)
140.145(11)(a)(a) The remote notary council shall adopt standards to implement this section. The department shall promulgate by rule the standards adopted, amended, or repealed by the council under this paragraph.
140.145(11)(b) (b) To keep the standards and practices of notaries public in this state in harmony with the standards and practices of notaries public in other jurisdictions that enact substantially this section and to keep the technology used by notaries public in this state compatible with technology used by notaries public in other jurisdictions that enact substantially this section, the remote notary council, so far as is consistent with the purposes, policies, and provisions of this section, in adopting, amending, and repealing standards shall consider all of the following:
140.145(11)(b)1. 1. Standards and practices of other jurisdictions.
140.145(11)(b)2. 2. The most recent standards promulgated by national standard-setting bodies.
140.145(11)(b)3. 3. The views of interested persons and governmental officials and entities.
140.145(11)(b)4. 4. The need for security protection to ensure that notarial acts for remotely located individuals are accurate, authentic, adequately preserved, and resistant to tampering.
140.145(11)(c) (c) The remote notary council shall review the statutes related to notarial acts for remotely located individuals and shall recommend to the legislature any changes in the statutes that the council finds necessary or advisable.
140.145 History History: 2019 a. 125.
140.15 140.15 Certificate of notarial act.
140.15(1)(1)A notarial act must be evidenced by a certificate. The certificate must satisfy all of the following:
140.15(1)(a) (a) Be executed contemporaneously with the performance of the notarial act.
140.15(1)(b) (b) Be signed and dated by the notarial officer and, if the notarial officer is a notary public, be signed in the same manner as on file with the department.
140.15(1)(c) (c) Identify the jurisdiction in which the notarial act is performed.
140.15(1)(d) (d) Contain the title of office of the notarial officer.
140.15(1)(e) (e) If the notarial officer is a notary public, indicate the date of expiration, if any, of the officer's commission.
140.15(2) (2)If a notarial act regarding a tangible record is performed by a notary public, an official stamp must be affixed to or embossed on the certificate. If a notarial act is performed regarding a tangible record by a notarial officer other than a notary public and the certificate contains the information specified in sub. (1) (b), (c), and (d), an official stamp may be affixed to or embossed on the certificate. If a notarial act regarding an electronic record is performed by a notarial officer and the certificate contains the information specified in sub. (1) (b), (c), and (d), an official stamp may be attached to or logically associated with the certificate.
140.15(3) (3)A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it meets the requirements of subs. (1) and (2) and satisfies any of the following:
140.15(3)(a) (a) Is in a short form set forth in s. 140.16.
140.15(3)(b) (b) Is in a form otherwise permitted by the law of this state.
140.15(3)(c) (c) Is in a form permitted by the law applicable in the jurisdiction in which the notarial act was performed.
140.15(3)(d) (d) Sets forth the actions of the notarial officer and the actions are sufficient to meet the requirements of the notarial act as provided in ss. 140.05, 140.06, and 140.07 or law of this state other than this chapter.
140.15(4) (4)By executing a certificate of a notarial act, a notarial officer certifies that the officer has complied with the requirements and made the determinations specified in ss. 140.04, 140.05, and 140.06.
140.15(5) (5)A notarial officer may not affix the officer's signature to, or logically associate it with, a certificate until the notarial act has been performed.
140.15(6) (6)If a notarial act is performed regarding a tangible record, a certificate must be part of, or securely attached to, the record. If a notarial act is performed regarding an electronic record, the certificate must be affixed to, or logically associated with, the electronic record. If the department has established standards pursuant to s. 140.27 for attaching, affixing, or logically associating the certificate, the process must conform to the standards.
140.15 History History: 2019 a. 125.
140.16 140.16 Short form certificates. The following short form certificates of notarial acts are sufficient for the purposes indicated, if completed with the information required by s. 140.15 (1) and (2):
140.16(1) (1)For an acknowledgment in an individual capacity:
State of ....
County of ....
This record was acknowledged before me on ... (date) by .... (name(s) of individual(s)).
.... (Signature of notarial officer)
Stamp
.... (Title of office)
[My commission expires: ....]
140.16(2) (2)For an acknowledgment in a representative capacity:
State of ....
County of ....
This record was acknowledged before me on .... (date) by .... (name(s) of individual(s)) as .... (type of authority, such as officer or trustee) of .... (name of party on behalf of whom record was executed).
.... (Signature of notarial officer)
Stamp
.... (Title of office)
[My commission expires: ....]
140.16(3) (3)For a verification on oath or affirmation:
State of ....
County of ....
Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on .... (date) by .... (name(s) of individual(s) making statement).
.... (Signature of notarial officer)
Stamp
.... (Title of office)
[My commission expires: ....]
140.16(4) (4)For witnessing or attesting a signature:
State of ....
County of ....
Signed [or attested] before me on .... (date) by .... (name(s) of individual(s)).
.... (Signature of notarial officer)
Stamp
.... (Title of office)
[My commission expires: ....]
140.16(5) (5)For certifying or attesting a copy of a record:
State of ...
County of ....
I certify or attest that this is a true and correct copy of a record in the possession of ....
Dated: ....
.... (Signature of notarial officer)
Stamp
..... (Title of office)
[My commission expires: ....]
140.16 History History: 2019 a. 125.
140.17 140.17 Official stamp. The official stamp of a notary public must satisfy all of the following criteria:
140.17(1) (1)Include the notary public's name, jurisdiction, commission expiration date if applicable, and other information required by the department.
140.17(2) (2)Be capable of being copied together with the record to which it is affixed or attached or with which it is logically associated.
140.17 History History: 2019 a. 125.
140.18 140.18 Stamping device.
140.18(1)(1)
140.18(1)(a) (a) A notary public is responsible for the security of the notary public's stamping device and may not allow another individual to use the device to perform a notarial act.
140.18(1)(b) (b) On resignation from, or the revocation or expiration of, the notary public's commission, or on the expiration of the date set forth in the stamping device, if any, the notary public shall disable the stamping device by destroying, defacing, damaging, erasing, or securing it against use in a manner that renders it unusable.
140.18(1)(c) (c) On the death or adjudication of incompetency of a notary public, the notary public's personal representative or guardian or any other person knowingly in possession of the stamping device shall render it unusable by destroying, defacing, damaging, erasing, or securing it against use in a manner that renders it unusable.
140.18(2) (2)If a notary public's stamping device is lost or stolen, the notary public or the notary public's personal representative or guardian shall promptly notify the department on discovering that the device is lost or stolen.
140.18 History History: 2019 a. 125.
140.20 140.20 Notification regarding performance of notarial act for remotely located individuals; selection of technology; acceptance of tangible copy of electronic record.
140.20(1)(1)A notary public may select one or more tamper-evident technologies to perform notarial acts with respect to electronic records. A person may not require a notary public to perform a notarial act with respect to an electronic record with a technology that the notary public has not selected.
140.20(2) (2)Before a notary public performs the notary public's initial notarial act for a remotely located individual under s. 140.145, the notary public shall notify the department that the notary public will be performing notarial acts for remotely located individuals under s. 140.145 and identify the technology the notary public intends to use. If the department has established standards for approval of technology pursuant to s. 140.27, the technology must conform to the standards. If the technology conforms to the standards, the department shall approve the use of the technology.
140.20(3) (3)A register of deeds may accept for recording a tangible copy of an electronic record containing a notarial certificate as satisfying any requirement that a record accepted for recording be an original, if the notarial officer executing the notarial certificate certifies or attests that the tangible copy is an accurate copy of the electronic record.
140.20 History History: 2019 a. 125.
140.24 140.24 Database of notaries public. The department shall maintain an electronic database of notaries public to which all of the following apply:
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 24 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 15, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 15, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-15-21)