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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.

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.

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.

LawAug  01,  2016  - Louisiana
LA House Bill 456 - House Bill 456 clarifies that a nonattorney Notary may have his or her commission suspended or revoked for officially certifying as true what the Notary knew or should have known was false. It also gives the Secretary of State the option of contacting the Attorney General or district attorney of revocation proceedings against a Notary who has been convicted of a felony or failed to be registered as a voter in the Notary's parish.

LawJul  15,  2016  - Kentucky
KY Senate Bill 214 - Senate Bill 214 removes the statutory maximum fees Notaries may charge in favor of letting Notaries establish their own fees and expands the provision prohibiting Notary fees to individuals or their dependents who have served in the armed services, as specified.

LawJul  15,  2016  - Kentucky
KY House Bill 420 - House Bill 420 allows a parent or guardian to delegate temporary custody of a minor child by signing and having notarized a Power of Attorney for Temporary Delegation of Parental or Legal Custody and Care.

LawJul  15,  2016  - Kentucky
KY Senate Bill 103 - Senate Bill 103 allows any adult of sound mind to sign a declaration concerning funeral services, ceremonies and disposition of remains after death that must be acknowledged before a Notary or other notarial officer.

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