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ME Legislative Docket 384

Notary Law Update: ME Legislative Docket 384

State: Maine

Summary:

Legislative Docket 384 requires the Secretary of State to study the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts for possible future enactment.

Signed:  April 05, 2019

Effective:  August 18, 2019

Chapter: TBD

Affects:

Does not add to or amend a provision of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated.

Changes:
  1. Directs the Secretary of State to review the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and report to the Legislature with recommendations for enactment, with or without changes, by January 15, 2021.
Analysis:

LD 384 is essentially a bill to study the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for possible future enactment. In conducting this review, the Secretary of State may consult with state and national associations for Notaries Public, as well as other experts in the field of notarial law and practice. Last year a similar bill was introduced and defeated. Therefore, it is a positive development for this bill to pass and become law this time around. The NNA supports RULONA enactments across the United States as a means for updating antiquated Notary statutes and allowing Notaries to perform notarial acts with respect to electronic records.

Read the bill text.

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