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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

LawSep  01,  2015  - Texas
TX House Bill 2235 - House Bill 2235 requires the Secretary of State to refuse to appoint or revoke the commission of any applicant or Notary if the Secretary discovers an applicant or Notary is not eligible to serve as a Notary.

LawSep  01,  2015  - Texas
TX Senate Bill 462 - Senate Bill 462 allows property to pass upon an owner's death by the signing and recording of a transfer on death deed that must be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer.

LawAug  01,  2015  - Minnesota
MN House File 794 - House File 794 provides an exception to using a Notary seal on certain plat maps, registered land surveys, and common interest community plat or supplemental plats.

LawAug  01,  2015  - Louisiana
LA House Bill 120 - House Bill 120 delays the repeal of the sunset provision for provisional Notary commissions from August 1, 2016 to August 1, 2017.

LawJul  22,  2015  - Arkansas
AR Senate Bill 743 - Senate Bill 743 clarifies that Notary are allowed instead of required to charge the statutory fees for a notarial act, allows Notaries to charge a travel fee, as specified, and requires a Notary seeking reappointment to file a new application and $20 commission application fee 60 calendar days prior to expiration of the current commission.

LawJul  22,  2015  - Arkansas
AR Senate Bill 860 - Senate Bill 860 creates a misdemeanor penalty for failure of a Notary to witness the signing of a canvasser's affidavit and to identify the signer.

LawJul  22,  2015  - Arkansas
AR House Bill 1790 - House Bill 1790 prohibits and penalizes as a misdemeanor certain canvassing violations performed by Notaries in local option elections.

LawJul  01,  2015  - Utah
UT Senate Bill 79 - Senate Bill 79 enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, authorizing a Utah county recorder to electronically record real property documents. The bill allows Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing electronic real property documents. The bill is effective July 1, 2015 for all portions of the Act, except the provision related to establishing the Electronic Recording Commission to publish rules, which takes effect May 13, 2014.

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.

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