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Laws & Regulations

Types Of ID That Notaries May Accept Under New State Laws

By David Thun on April 23, 2015 - Washington has revised its rule on the types of ID Notaries may accept as proof of a signer’s identity. Passports are now acceptable.

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Q&A: How To Use California’s New Notary Certificate Wording

By Bill Anderson on February 18, 2015 - Notaries have questions about California’s new notarial certificate wording on documents sent between CA and other states. The NNA answers 3 common concerns.

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Answers To Questions About Illinois’ ‘Notarial Record’ Program

By David Thun on January 22, 2015 - The NNA Hotline has received a number of calls recently about a pilot program in Illinois requiring Notaries in the state to complete a “Notarial Record” when notarizing certain Cook County real estate documents. This guide will help Notaries in the Prairie State comply with this unusual requirement.

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What Businesses Need To Know About The New CA Notary Wording

By David Thun on January 21, 2015 - With California’s Notary certificate changes taking effect earlier this month, businesses are asking how the new law will affect their documents. Here are answers to three common questions from businesses.

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Five Things You Need To Know About The New CA Notary Certificate Wording

By NNA Staff on December 29, 2014 - On January 1, a new California law takes effect that requires Notaries to use new certificate wording. Here are five important facts you need to know about the new certificate law.

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Three Landmark Notary Law Trends In 2014

By David Thun on December 29, 2014 - 2014 was an active year for new Notary laws, with 28 states updating their notarial statutes. Here’s a look at three significant legislative trends that impacted Notaries during the past twelve months.

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New CA Certificate Law: Seven FAQs Answered

By Bill Anderson on December 04, 2014 - Many Notaries have questions about the new California certificate wording changes taking effect January 1, 2015. NNA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Bill Anderson answers five of the most commonly asked questions.

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New Mandatory California Notary Certificate Wording Takes Effect January 1

By David Thun on November 06, 2014 - A change to California’s mandatory Notary certificate wording for acknowledgments, jurats and proofs of execution takes effect January 1, 2015, and Notaries of the Golden State who do not use the new wording will be out of compliance with state law.

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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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