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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 a Notary law
Notary Regulation Designates a Notary administrative regulation or rule

LawJul  01,  2012  - Utah
UT Senate Bill 144 - As the immigrant population swells across the country, in recent years certain states have enacted statutes regulating the activities of so-called immigration consultants or specialists. The states of California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and New York have immigration consultant statutes on the books, and now Utah joins them in enacting its own comprehensive chapter of immigration consultant laws.

LawJul  01,  2012  - Wyoming
WY House Bill 35 - House Bill 35 clarifies that the statutory “short form” notarial certificates contained in Section 34-26-108 of the Wyoming Statutes are presumptive evidence of the facts the Notary certified in performing the notarial act – specifically relating to the facts surrounding acknowledgments signed in an individual and representative capacity.

LawJul  01,  2012  - Wisconsin
WI Senate Bill 390 -

LawJul  01,  2012  - Virginia
VA Senate Bill 270 - Senate Bill 270 removes the requirement that an electronic Notary must take an oath of office before the clerk of the circuit court and clarifies that under certain specified conditions a Notary may notarize a document in which the Notary is named without having a conflict of interest.

LawJul  01,  2012  - Florida
FL House Bill 7055 - House Bill 7055 repeals the authority of the Department of State to issue administrative rules related to authentication of a civil law Notary’s signature and seal.

LawJul  01,  2012  - South Dakota
SD House Bill 1045 - House Bill 1045 defines a “no contest clause” in a trust document and provides that a no contest clause is enforceable against a beneficiary contesting the trust settlor’s signature when the challenge does not in any way constitute good, probable or reasonable cause, provided the settlor’s signature was either witnessed by nonrelative witnesses or a nonrelative Notary, or both.

LawJul  01,  2012  - Georgia
GA Senate Bill 365 - Prohibits anyone other than a lender or attorney licensed by the State Bar of Georgia to conduct real estate settlements and disburse funds in residential purchase or refinance transactions.

LawJun  28,  2012  - West Virginia
WV House Bill 4390 - West Virginia enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), requiring a power of attorney created under the Act to be acknowledged before a Notary or other officer authorized to take acknowledgments, and providing a statutory power of attorney form. A Notary will need to know that a signer may sign the power of attorney or may direct another person to sign it for him or her.

LawJun  26,  2012  - Rhode Island
RI House Bill 7531 - Permits resident and non-resident certified public accountants to become commissioned as a Rhode Island Notaries Public.

LawMay  22,  2012  - Michigan
MI Senate Bill 92 - Senate Bill 92 provides that certain durable powers of attorney may be signed by the principal or by a Notary at the principal’s direction and either witnessed by two witnesses or acknowledged before a Notary.

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