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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

LawJul  01,  2017  - Nebraska
NE Legislative Bill 465 - Nebraska LB 465 enacts specific statutory rules for electronic notarization effective July 1, 2017.

LawJan  01,  2017  - Washington
WA Senate Bill 5635 - Washington state enacts a modified version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. The Act requires a power of attorney under the act to be acknowledged before a Notary or two qualifying witnesses, but accords a power of attorney that is notarized a presumption of genuineness.

LawJan  01,  2017  - Alaska
AK House Bill 8 - House Bill 8 adds some important clarifications on how powers of attorney are signed and notarized.

LawJan  01,  2017  - California
CA Assembly Bill 2217 - Assembly Bill 2217 raises the fees Notaries may charge for the first time since 1994.

LawJan  01,  2017  - Wyoming
WY House Bill 107 - Wyoming enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), allowing electronic real property documents to be notarized and recorded electronically.

LawOct  01,  2016  - Connecticut
CT Senate Bill 142 - Senate Bill 142 amends the Uniform Power of Attorney Act to allow an agent in advance of a principal's death to sign a written document directing the disposition of the individual’s body upon death or designating an individual to have custody and control of the disposition of the principal's body upon death of the principal.

LawOct  01,  2016  - Maryland
MD Senate Bill 239 - Senate Bill 239 enacts he Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA), allowing an individual to grant the power of accessing and controlling the individual’s electronic communications and digital assets in a power of attorney that must be acknowledged before a Notary.

RuleAug  29,  2016  - Maryland
MD Administrative Rule (2016) - A new administrative rule reduces the amount of the Notary application fee.

LawAug  28,  2016  - Missouri
Missouri Senate Bill 932 - Senate Bill 932 enacts tougher seal purchasing and manufacturing rules, reaffirms that Notaries may use electronic signatures to perform a notarial act as allowed under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, and requires the Secretary of State to adopt rules to address Notaries’ use of electronic signatures.

LawAug  22,  2016  - Alaska
AK Senate Bill 180 - Senate Bill 180 allows a parent or guardian to temporarily transfer parental care and custody for a child to an agent named in a power of attorney that must be acknowledged before a Notary.

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