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2014 State Laws, Rules Address ‘Notario’ Abuse

By David Thun on July 30, 2014 - Five states have passed laws and administrative rules in 2014 to guide Notaries dealing with immigration-related notarizations and stop criminals from misusing the title “Notary Public” to defraud immigrants

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eNotarization Growing With New State Initiatives

By David Thun on July 15, 2014 - Electronic notarization and eSignatures have been catching the attention of lawmakers in 2014. Here is a list of new eNotarization laws and programs enacted in the past seven months.

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South Carolina Raises Notary Fees, Enacts ‘Model Notary Act’ Provisions

By David Thun on July 08, 2014 - A major revision of South Carolina notarial statutes based in part on the NNA’s Model Notary Act allows Notaries to charge higher fees for their services, provides clear guidelines for identifying document signers, defines various notarial acts and much more.

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Tennessee Establishes 'Open-Ended' Fee Structure For Notaries

By David Thun on June 24, 2014 - Tennessee has established an “open-ended” fee schedule for the state’s Notaries — leaving it to their discretion to establish a reasonable fee — under a new law taking effect October 1.

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Correcting Certificate Mistakes No Longer Allowed In California

By Michael Lewis on January 22, 2014 - The California Secretary of State’s office issued a statement this month informing Notaries that they are not allowed to correct mistakes on a notarial certificate after a notarization is complete.

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2013 Notary Laws: The Year In Review

By Kelle Clarke on December 30, 2013 - 2013 was a light year for Notary-related legislation based on the number of bills introduced. But the bills that did pass were not light on substance.

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Major Updates Enacted To States Notary Laws

By David Thun on October 31, 2013 - Pennsylvania has enacted major updates to its Notary laws, including a new education and seal requirement as well as guidelines for when a Notary may refuse to perform a notarial act.

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State Enacts New Immigration, Cattle Theft Laws Affecting Notaries

By David Thun on October 17, 2013 - California’s Governor Brown signed three new bills into law affecting Notaries this month — two related to immigration matters and one involving the theft of cattle and farm animals.

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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Notaries To Report Suspected Financial Abuse Of Seniors

By Michael Lewis on October 10, 2013 - California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have required the state’s Notaries Public to report instances of suspected financial abuse of elders and dependent adults.

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New State Law Expands Marriage Duties For Notaries

By David Thun on October 10, 2013 - Nevada has become the fourth state authorizing Notaries to conduct wedding ceremonies.

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