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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.

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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).

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.

LawJul  15,  2015  - Arkansas
AR Senate Bill 860 - Senate Bill 860 creates a misdemeanor penalty for failure of a Notary to witness the signing of a canvasser's affidavit and to identify the signer.

LawJul  14,  2015  - Arkansas
AR Senate Bill 743 - Senate Bill 743 clarifies that Notary are allowed instead of required to charge the statutory fees for a notarial act, allows Notaries to charge a travel fee, as specified, and requires a Notary seeking reappointment to file a new application and $20 commission application fee 60 calendar days prior to expiration of the current commission.

LawJul  01,  2015  - Utah
UT Senate Bill 79 - Senate Bill 79 enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, authorizing a Utah county recorder to electronically record real property documents. The bill allows Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing electronic real property documents. The bill is effective July 1, 2015 for all portions of the Act, except the provision related to establishing the Electronic Recording Commission to publish rules, which takes effect May 13, 2014.

LawJul  01,  2015  - Virginia
VA House Bill 1562/Senate Bill 814 - HB 1562/SB 814 enacts the first-ever identity management legislation in the United States. Under the Act, Notaries could serve as “identity proofers” to vet the identities of applicants applying for an electronic identity credential for use in online transactions. The Act establishes a standards-settting body to implement the Act and provides limitations to the liability of identity providers and identity proofers who operate within identity trust frameworks.

RuleApr  23,  2015  - Washington
WA Administrative Rule (WSR 15-08-010) - A new permanent administrative rule broadens the definition of satisfactory evidence of identity to allow passports and tribal identification documents to be presented to a Notary.

LawApr  06,  2015  - Tennessee
TN Senate Bill 888 - Senate Bill 888 repeals last year's journal and fee law and provides that a Notary or Notary's employer may charge a reasonable fee for notarial services, that a Notary must record notarial acts in a journal if the Notary or Notary's employer charges a fee, and further clarifies matters related to the access to and ownership of these records.

RuleMar  12,  2015  - Hawaii
HI Administrative Rules (2015) - New Hawaii administrative rules raise or add new fees related to the commissioning process, add administrative fines and other penalties for various offenses, and revise procedures for rescheduling a mandatory examination.

LawFeb  06,  2015  - New York
NY Assembly 8974 - Assembly 8974 adds clarifying provisions to the bond, contract for services and signs of immigration assistance service providers, adds and strengthens penalties for violations of the Immigration Assistance Services Enforcement Act, and creates a new Office for New Americans to help immigrants in need of immigration services.

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