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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

LawOct  01,  2015  - Connecticut
CT House Bill 6774 - Connecticut enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), allowing a principal to sign a power of attorney or direct another person to sign the power of attorney in the principal's conscious presence, requiring a power of attorney to be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer, granting an acknowledged power of attorney a presumption of genuineness, and providing a statutory power of attorney form.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Connecticut
CT House Bill 7006 - House Bill 7006 allows persons who have undergone surgical, hormonal, or other clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition to change the sex designation on their birth certificate.

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.

LawAug  01,  2015  - Louisiana
LA Senate Bill 21 - Senate Bill 21 provides for the appointment of ex-officio Notaries in Natchitoches Parish.

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.

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