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National Notary Association Launches Free Notary Law Database to Address State Law Changes and New Federal Regulations

LOS ANGELES - July 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 – The National Notary Association (NNA) created the first nationwide, easy-to-search database of laws that affect Notaries Public. The database was created to address changing state laws as well as new regulations set by government agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This free tool will help Notaries and companies that employ Notaries find the laws they need to be aware of and comply with. The law database is available through the NNA’s website, which was redesigned and unveiled in July.

“We’ve created new tools and resources to help the community navigate the challenges of Notary laws varying across state lines,” said Tom Heymann, president and CEO of the National Notary Association.

The database is searchable by state, year or keyword and is open to 4.4 million U.S. Notaries, employers with Notaries on staff and anyone interested in Notary law. The entire website, including the law database, is optimized for desktop computers, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices. The search results include the state, bill or regulation number, a brief summary, when the law goes into effect, a brief analysis of what the law changed and a link to the full bill text.

Many states are overhauling their Notary laws ranging from the commissioning process, education requirements, exams and journal keeping to insurance and bonds. With Notary laws changing for the better, the NNA chose to include law updates dating back to 2008 for historical reference purposes.

The NNA will continue to publish free content on its blog, the Notary Bulletin, putting these laws into context for the industries where Notaries play a significant role including finance, real estate, legal and healthcare. The NNA also publishes more in-depth features in its flagship member magazine, The National Notary, which is now available as an interactive digital publication. The digital edition will have articles enhanced with bonus features such as interactive graphics, video and audio, links to additional resources and services available, and much more.

About the National Notary Association

Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading professional authority on the American Notary office and is dedicated to educating, serving and advocating for the nation’s 4.4 million Notaries. It published the Model Notary Act to help lawmakers enact effective legislation and created The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility — a standard for best practices and professional conduct. To learn more, visit NationalNotary.org.

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