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Law Updates

Aug  01,  2014  - Minnesota
MN House File 2668 - House File 2668 provides that a document submitted to a court requiring a sworn statement made before a Notary or notarial officer no longer must be notarized as long as the document is signed under penalty of perjury and otherwise meets the requirements of the statute. It also exempts certain officers with notarial powers from having to register the intent to perform electronic notarizations with the Secretary of State.

Aug  01,  2014  - Minnesota
MN House File 155 - House File 155 raises the fee Notaries may charge for most notarial acts from $1 to $5.

Aug  01,  2014  - Louisiana
LA House Bill 462 - HB 462 authorizes specially designated commissioned officers of the office of the state fire marshal to have ex-officio notarial powers to administer oaths and receive sworn statements in matters incident to their duties.

Aug  01,  2014  - Louisiana
LA House Bill 197 - HB 197 authorizes a fire chief of a municipal or parish fire department to appoint up to 3 employees who may take acknowledgments, administer oaths and execute affidavits with respect to matters within the office of the municipal or parish fire department.

Aug  01,  2014  - Louisiana
LA Senate Bill 307 - Senate Bill 307 amends provisions related to the appointment and duties of employees as ex-officio Notaries Public who are appointed by the director of a hospital service district hospital.

Jul  31,  2014  - North Carolina
NC House Bill 1217 - House Bill 1217 raises fees Notaries may charge.

Jul  21,  2014  - Alaska
AK House Bill 60 - House Bill 60 enacts the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act, authorizing a property owner to transfer interest in the property to a beneficiary upon the death of the owner through a Transfer on Death Deed that must be notarized and filed in the local land records.

Jul  09,  2014  - Pennsylvania
PA Senate Bill 1001 - Senate Bill 1001 corrects an error related to the time for filing a Notary applicant’s bond, oath and commission that was enacted in House Bill 25 of 2013 (Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts), removes the requirement that applicants obtain a senatorial endorsement on their applications for commissioning as a Notary, and permits the Department of State to promulgate regulations requiring applicants for a commission to submit criminal history record information.

Jul  01,  2014  - Wyoming
WY House Bill 19 - House Bill 19 raises the fees Notaries may charge from $2 to $5.

Jul  01,  2014  - South Dakota
SD House Bill 1077 - South Dakota enacts the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act, authorizing a property owner to transfer interest in the property to a beneficiary upon the death of the owner through a Transfer on Death Deed that must be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer and filed in the local land records.

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