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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.

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LawJul 01, 2015 - Utah
UT Senate Bill 79 - Senate Bill 79 enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, authorizing a Utah county recorder to electronically record real property documents. The bill allows Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing electronic real property documents. The bill is effective July 1, 2015 for all portions of the Act, except the provision related to establishing the Electronic Recording Commission to publish rules, which takes effect May 13, 2014.

LawJul 01, 2015 - Virginia
VA House Bill 1562/Senate Bill 814 - HB 1562/SB 814 enacts the first-ever identity management legislation in the United States. Under the Act, Notaries could serve as “identity proofers” to vet the identities of applicants applying for an electronic identity credential for use in online transactions. The Act establishes a standards-settting body to implement the Act and provides limitations to the liability of identity providers and identity proofers who operate within identity trust frameworks.

LawJul 01, 2015 - Utah
UT Senate Bill 8 - Senate Bill 8 reduces the fees the Lieutenant Governor's office charges for expedited services related to the issuance of apostilles and certifications.

LawJul 01, 2015 - Idaho
ID Senate Bill 1030 - Senate Bill makes technical, non-substantive changes to Idaho's Notary statutes.

LawJul 01, 2015 - Florida
FL Senate Bill 526 - Senate Bill 526 allows various correctional officers who have the power to administer oaths and affirmations to administer oaths and affirmations using reliable electronic means without the oath-taker or affiant physically present.

LawJul 01, 2015 - Nevada
NV Assembly Bill 65 - AB 65 amends the laws related to Notaries Public, documentation preparation services and the issuance of authentications by the Secretary of State.

LawJul 01, 2015 - South Dakota
SD House Bill 1082 - House Bill 1082 allows a law enforcement officer, in lieu of verification under oath, to sign a statement printed or written on a complaint or summons for a Class 2 misdemeanor or a petty offense under penalty of perjury.

LawJul 01, 2015 - Georgia
GA House Bill 322 - House Bill 322 removes the requirement for an acknowledgment for certain real property instruments, but requires these documents to be "attested" by the Notary and signed by one other witness.

LawJun 19, 2015 - Texas
TX Senate Bill 1881 - SB 1881 authorizes an adult with a disability to voluntarily, without undue influence or coercion, or without creating a guardianship, enter into a supported decision-making agreement with a supporter.

LawJun 17, 2015 - California
CA Assembly Bill 60 - Assembly Bill 60 prohibits an immigration consultant from charging an advance fee for services to any person under the immigration reform act, which includes any acts by Congress after October 5, 2013 or any future executive actions by the president, including the action announced on November 20, 2014.

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