On May 18, 2017 Gov. John. Hickenlooper (D-CO) signed into law CO SB 17-132 (2017), which enacts a new “Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts” (codified under new Part 5 to Article 21, Title 24), while also repealing Parts 1 and 2 of Article 55, Title 12 which currently sets forth the short form of notary acknowledgments (see http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-132 and https://www.colorado.gov/governor/legislative-actions [click link entitled “2017 bills signed by Gov. Hickenlooper]).
The effective date of this bill is August 9, 2017 (see CO SB 17-132, § 8 ) – however, the effective date of the aforementioned Part 5 is July 1, 2018 (see Ibid., § 2 ; Co. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 24-21-539).
We are currently reviewing this change to determine any impact to our document library and/or systems and evaluating any necessary changes. Any modifications we make will be announced on our website (http://blog.docutechcorp.com/category/document-updates).
A discrepancy was discovered in CO SB 17-132 (2017) where the current notary acknowledgement requirements under Parts 1 and 2 of Article 55, Title 12, would have been repealed on August 9, 2017, while the new “Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts” would not take effect until July 1, 2018 – thus there would have been an eleven month period where there would be no acknowledgment requirements.
This discrepancy was corrected in CO SB 17-294 (2017), § 121 (see http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-294), so that the current requirements would not be repealed until July 1, 2018. Altogether, this means that no notary acknowledgment changes will occur until next year.