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New Notary Laws

Use this database to find updated Notary laws and regulations in your state or jurisdiction.

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LegislationDec 29, 2023 - Ohio
OH Senate Bill 131 - A controversial new law would allow Notaries commissioned in other states who meet certain requirements, as specified, to obtain an Ohio Notary Public commission or Online Notary authorization.

LegislationAug 01, 2023 - Delaware
DE Senate Bill 262 (2022) - Delaware enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and its provisions authorizing Notaries to notarize for remotely located individuals (remote notarization).

LegislationJul 01, 2023 - Maine
ME House Paper 1503 - Maine becomes the latest state to enact the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and the forty-first state to enact permanent remote notarization provisions.

LegislationJul 01, 2023 - North Carolina
NC House Bill 776 - North Carolina enacts permanent remote notarization laws, raises the fees Notaries and Electronic Notaries may charge for performing notarial and electronic notarial acts, and authorizes Notaries to for the first time, charge a travel fee.

LegislationApr 04, 2023 - Ohio
OH Senate Bill 288 - Senate Bill 288 turns the broad duty of a Notary Public as a mandated reporter of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation into a prohibition for a Notary to knowingly fail to report such abuse, neglect, or exploitation and classifies a violation as a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Rule/Regulation Jan 25, 2023 - New York
NY Administrative Regulations (2023) - The New York Department of State has published final regulations for the implementation of remote notarization.

LegislationJan 02, 2023 - Pennsylvania
PA Senate Bill 807 - Senate Bill 807 streamlines the process for qualifying to be a Notary Public after an application for a commission has been filed with the Department of State.

Rule/Regulation Nov 22, 2022 - Washington
WA Administrative Rules (2022) - A new Washington rule increases the fee for both a Notary and renewal Notary commission.

Rule/Regulation Nov 14, 2022 - Maryland
MD Administrative Regulations (2022) - The Maryland Secretary of State has adopted rules raising fees for notarial acts and remote notarial acts.

Rule/Regulation Oct 28, 2022 - Kansas
KS Permanent Regulations (2022) - The Kansas Secretary of State has adopted permanent regulations to implement the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.

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