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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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Notary Regulation Designates a Notary administrative regulation or rule

LawJul  01,  2014  - Indiana
IN House Bill 1041 - House Bill 1041 adds to the list certain members of the Indiana National Guard who may take acknowledgments and administer oaths in matters related to the service of an active or reserve duty member of the Guard.

LawJul  01,  2014  - West Virginia
WV House Bill 4012 - House Bill 4012 enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA), comprehensively revising West Virginia’s Notary statutes. HB 4012 contains virtually all of the “stock” RULONA provisions and adds a $1,000 surety bond/errors and omissions insurance/professional liability insurance/commercial general liability insurance requirement for Notaries. HB 4012 also changes the length of the Notary’s commission from 10 years to 5 years.

LawJul  01,  2014  - Virginia
VA Senate Bill 503 - Virginia SB 503 enacts prohibitions and penalties for Notaries who overstep their authority by providing legal advice on immigration matters and representing persons in immigration proceedings, prohibits non-attorney Notaries from using certain terms in a language other than English that indicate the Notary is authorized to give legal advice or practice law, and provides civil and administrative penalties.

LawJul  01,  2014  - Virginia
VA Senate Bill 378 - Virginia SB 378 clarifies that existing Notaries may submit applications for reappointment as regular and electronic Notaries in person, by first-class mail, or online.

LawJul  01,  2014  - Virginia
VA House Bill 492 - Virginia HB 492 enacts prohibitions and penalties for Notaries who overstep their authority by providing legal advice on immigration matters and representing persons in immigration proceedings, prohibits non-attorney Notaries from using certain terms in a language other than English that indicate the Notary is authorized to give legal advice or practice law, and provides civil and administrative penalties.

LawJul  01,  2014  - Iowa
IA Senate File 2168 - Iowa 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.

RuleJul  01,  2014  - West Virginia
WV Administrative Rule (Seal, Bond, Commissioning) - A new administrative rule clarifies the information that must appear in the Notary’s official stamp, and requirements for the “assurance,” filing a change of name or address and submitting applications for commission renewal.

RuleJun  30,  2014  - West Virginia
WV Administrative Rule (eNotarization) - A lengthy, new administrative rule published by the West Virginia Secretary of State provides rules to implement the electronic notarization provisions of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) enacted as House Bill 4012 in 2014. The rules are based on the Model Notary Act of 2010.

RuleJun  30,  2014  - West Virginia
WV Administrative Rule (Fees) - 153 CSR 50 puts into effect an emergency rule specifying the amount of the commissioning fee for West Virginia Notary Public applicants.

RuleJun  29,  2014  - Washington
WA Administrative Rule (eNotarization) - An amendment to administrative rules to implement the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act clarifies that an electronic notarization may be performed by a Washington Notary Public or any person authorized by the laws of another jurisdiction outside the state of Washington.

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