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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

LawJan  01,  2014  - South Carolina
SC Senate Bill 143 - South Carolina Senate Bill 143 shows the value of having testamentary documents notarized, or in the case of wills, self-proved by attaching the affidavits of the testator and witnesses to the will.

LawJan  01,  2014  - Texas
TX House Bill 2918 - HB 2918 makes modifications to the statutory durable power of attorney from, which must be acknowledged before a Notary. HB 2918 now provides an instruction to the attorney in fact for how the attorney in fact should identify him- or herself when signing a document as attorney in fact. The attorney in fact is instructed to disclose his or her identity by signing the document in the following manner: “(Principal’s Name) by (Your Signature) as Agent (or as Attorney in Fact).”

LawJan  01,  2014  - California
CA Assembly Bill 464 - AB 464 amends Civil Code Section 1188 to remove the contradiction between Section 1188 and 1189(a)(1) and requires Notaries to use the proof of execution by subscribing witness certificate exactly in the form prescribed by Civil Code Section 1195.

LawJan  01,  2014  - California
CA Assembly Bill 625 - AB 625 reclassifies an inmate ID issued by the California Department of Corrections in the first “category” of written IDs that are acceptable to present to a Notary in Civil Code Section 1185.

LawJan  01,  2014  - California
CA Assembly Bill 35 - AB 35 prohibits Notaries from practices amounting to “price gouging” for providing services to any person filing an application under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

LawJan  01,  2014  - California
CA Assembly Bill 924 - AB 924 authorizes the Secretary of State to deny, suspend or revoke the commission of a Notary for grand theft of the carcass of cattle or other animals as provided in Penal Code Section 487a(a).

LawJan  01,  2014  - North Carolina
NC House Bill 589 - House Bill 589 authorizes that instead of two witnesses as required by law, a Notary may witness the marking and sealing of an absentee ballot; however, a Notary may not charge to witness or affix a Notary seal to an absentee ballot application or certificate.

LawJan  01,  2014  - New York
NY Assembly 9762 - Assembly 9762 allows an affidavit to be signed under penalty of perjury overseas without the intervention of a Notary or officer authorized to administer oaths.

LawNov  13,  2013  - Arkansas
AR Rules for Electronic Notarial Acts - The Arkansas Secretary of State has published permanent rules for electronic notarization authorizing Notaries to apply for a commission to perform e-notarizations using public key cryptography technology to create an electronic signature.

RuleOct  22,  2013  - Rhode Island
RI Administrative Rules (Complaints) - The Rhode Island Department of Administration has promulgated administrative rules of practice and procedure for investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating allegations against Notaries Public.

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