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Notary Laws

Notary Law Updates By State

Use this database to find updated Notary laws and regulations in your state or jurisdiction.

Notary Law Designates Notary legislation that has become law
Notary Regulation Designates a Notary administrative regulation or rule

LawApr  05,  2016  - New Hampshire
NH House Bill 151 - House Bill 151 repeals the laws related to marital masters, including the authorization of marital masters to perform notarial acts under RSA 456-B:3, I(b).

LawJan  01,  2016  - Texas
TX House Bill 1683 - House Bill 1683 requires the Secretary of State to assign an identification number to all Notaries issued commissions on or after January 1, 2016 and requires this ID number to appear in the Notary's official seal.

LawJan  01,  2016  - California
CA Assembly Bill 432 - Adds a definition of "electronic signature" to the California Code of Civil Procedure and allows court and judicial officers to use electronic signatures.

LawJan  01,  2016  - California
CA Assembly Bill 1036 - Assembly Bill 1036 allows Notaries to accept as identification any form of ID issued by a sheriff's department that is current or has been issued in the past 5 years for a prisoner in custody in a county jail or local detention facility.

LawNov  01,  2015  - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 215 - Senate Bill 215 clarifies rules related to the commissioning of Notaries and provides grounds for which the Secretary of State may deny, refuse to renew or revoke the commission of a Notary.

LawNov  01,  2015  - Oklahoma
OK House Bill 1122 - House Bill 1122 clarifies issues related to the document formatting requirements for documents recorded with a county clerk.

LawNov  01,  2015  - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 173 - Senate Bill 173 clarifies that the limit of notarizing a maximum of 20 absentee ballot affidavits for a single election does not apply to notarizations performed at the Notary's place of business during normal business hours, but does apply to any agency or entity that provides voter registration services as required by the National Voter Registration Act.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Montana
MT Senate Bill 306 - Montana enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) and is the second state to allow some notarizations to be performed using audio-visual technology.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Nevada
NV Senate Bill 446 - Senate Bill clarifies that if a notarial officer signing a certificate is a Notary Public, the Notary must sign with the name as on file with the Secretary of State.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Connecticut
CT House Bill 6774 - Connecticut enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), allowing a principal to sign a power of attorney or direct another person to sign the power of attorney in the principal's conscious presence, requiring a power of attorney to be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer, granting an acknowledged power of attorney a presumption of genuineness, and providing a statutory power of attorney form.

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