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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

LawJan  01,  2012  - Illinois
IL Senate Bill 62 - Senate Bill 62 clarifies that Notaries may take oaths of office, any other required oath, affidavits and depositions, not only in their respective counties, as the statute previously stated, but outside them as well.

LawJan  01,  2012  - Illinois
IL House Bill 350 - House Bill 350 allows a Notary to accept as satisfactory evidence an identification document issued by a consulate. Amended Section 5 ILCS 312/6-102 is effective until July 1, 2013.

LawJan  01,  2012  - California
CA Assembly Bill 75 - Assembly Bill 75 prohibits the performance of proofs of execution on a power of attorney or any other document for which a journal thumbprint is required. It also updates the statutory proof of execution certificate. It limits the performance of protests to those Notaries employed by a financial institution and who perform protests during the course of their employment and removes the statutory fees for performing a protest.

LawJan  01,  2012  - Michigan
MI Senate Bill 252 - Senate Bill 252 institutes tougher criminal penalties for knowingly notarizing real property and mortgage transactions in violation of Michigan’s Notary Public Act.

LawJan  01,  2012  - Michigan
MI Senate Bill 43 - Senate Bill 43 sets in statute a robust definition of residential mortgage fraud for the first time in Michigan, a state hit hard by such fraud in the last five years.

LawJan  01,  2012  - Michigan
MI House Bill 4462 - House Bill 4462 is another new law aimed at punishing persons who knowingly commit real property crimes. Under the new law, a person who falsely makes or utters or publishes as true, forges or counterfeits a deed, discharge of mortgage or a power or letter of attorney or any document that affects an interest in real property with intent to defraud another person may be prosecuted of a felony and sentenced to prison for up to 14 years.

LawJan  01,  2012  - Michigan
MI House Bill 4492 - House Bill 4492 enacts sentencing guidelines for various criminal acts including two specific Notary-related offenses, performing a notarial act while the commission is revoked, and violating the Michigan Notary Public Act in a transaction involving conveyance of interest in real property.

LawOct  22,  2011  - Washington
WA Senate Bill 5023 - Senate Bill 5023 contains extensive prohibitions against nonlawyers and other unauthorized persons from providing legal immigration-related services, including provisions forbidding a person who is not an attorney from representing that he or she is a Notario Publico, Notario, or immigration assistant, consultant or specialist. The bill also specifically prohibits a nonattorney Washington Notary from using these terms when advertising Notary services.

LawOct  20,  2011  - Michigan
MI Senate Bill 251 - Senate Bill 251 puts in place a statute of limitations for certain real property transactions involving mortgage fraud, false pretenses, forgery and “uttering or publishing an instrument affecting an interest in real property.”

LawOct  01,  2011  - Montana
MT Senate Bill 95 - Senate Bill 95 exempts a Notary seal impression made with an embosser on a document with an acknowledgment certificate from the minimum margin formatting requirements for documents submitted to the office of a county recorder as stipulated by statute.

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