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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

LawJan  01,  2015  - California
CA Assembly Bill 2747 - Assembly Bill 2747 makes a willful failure by a Notary Public to discharge fully and faithfully any of the duties or responsibilities of a Notary punishable by a civil penalty of up to $1,500.

LawDec  08,  2014  - New Jersey
NJ Assembly Bill 1423 - Assembly Bill 1423 is the latest legislation enacted to address the confusion unscrupulous Notaries cause an unwary immigrant public by falsely representing that they can provide immigration-related services that only licensed attorneys can offer.

RuleNov  30,  2014  - Colorado
CO Administrative Rules (2014) - The Colorado Secretary of State amends, adds, simplifies and re-codifies its Notary program rules governing the commissioning process, electronic notarization and the mandatory education and examination requirements.

LawNov  18,  2014  - Washington DC
DC B20-0986 - In this emergency legislation, the District of Columbia Council repeals the Notary Public Review Board, whose duties were defined in Sections 2411 through 2422 of Title 17, Chapter 24 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

RuleNov  03,  2014  - New Jersey
NJ Administrative Rule (eNotarization) - The New Jersey State Division of Archives and Records Management has published administrative rules to govern the electronic recording of real property documents. Included in the electronic recording rules is a provision requiring electronic land title documents to be notarized in conformance with the New Jersey Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

LawNov  01,  2014  - Oklahoma
OK House Bill 2576 - House Bill 2576 clarifies that the limitations and requirements applicable to Notaries in notarizing absentee ballots apply only to elections conducted by the State Elections Board or a county elections board. It would not apply to a tribal election or any other election not conducted by one of these two boards.

LawOct  01,  2014  - Tennessee
TN House Bill 2387 - House Bill 2387 fixes a technical issue that prevented Tennessee legislators from holding a Notary commission, allows Notaries to charge a reasonable fee for their services and creates a journal requirement.

LawSep  29,  2014  - Tennessee
TN Attorney General Opinion No. 14-89 - The Tennessee Attorney General was asked by the Tennessee Secretary State to render a legal opinion on whether a Notary is required to keep a record of all notarial acts if the Notary did not charge a fee for the record. The Attorney General also was asked if a Notary may keep a record of a notarial act in electronic format.

RuleSep  19,  2014  - Montana
MT Administrative Rule (Returned Checks) - An administrative rule imposing a fee for insufficient funds checks, checks returned from the bank unpaid and returned e-checks has been adopted to compensate the Secretary of State’s office for time spent on collections efforts and to act as a deterrent to future writers of bad checks.

RuleSep  17,  2014  - Mississippi
MS Administrative Rule (Bond Filing) - An amendment to Rule 2.5 of the Mississippi Notary Public administrative rules requires applicants to timely file the required Notary bond within 60 days of the date on the Notary application. The new rule also states that bonds that are not timely filed will result in the rejection of the application.

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