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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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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.

LawJul  01,  2015  - Utah
UT Senate Bill 8 - Senate Bill 8 reduces the fees the Lieutenant Governor's office charges for expedited services related to the issuance of apostilles and certifications.

LawJul  01,  2015  - Idaho
ID Senate Bill 1030 - Senate Bill makes technical, non-substantive changes to Idaho's Notary statutes.

LawJul  01,  2015  - Florida
FL Senate Bill 526 - Senate Bill 526 allows various correctional officers who have the power to administer oaths and affirmations to administer oaths and affirmations using reliable electronic means without the oath-taker or affiant physically present.

LawMay  05,  2015  - New Hampshire
NH Senate Bill 94 - Senate Bill 94 construes the words "under oath" to mean that a matter is made under penalty of perjury without having a Notary or notarial officer administer the oath when used in connection with a document filed electronically with the court.

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.

LawJan  01,  2015  - Pennsylvania
PA House Bill 1429 - House Bill 1429 modifies Pennsylvania’s power of attorney statutes. It allows a power of attorney to be signed by the principal by signature or mark or allows a power to be signed by another individual on behalf of and at the direction of the principal. The bill requires most powers of attorney to be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer and allows powers of attorney to be electronically signed. The bill disqualifies the Notary from taking the acknowledgment of a power of attorney if the Notary is the agent or witness to the power of attorney.

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