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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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LawMay 05, 2015 - New Hampshire
NH Senate Bill 94 - Senate Bill 94 construes the words "under oath" to mean that a matter is made under penalty of perjury without having a Notary or notarial officer administer the oath when used in connection with a document filed electronically with the court.

RuleApr 23, 2015 - Washington
WA Administrative Rule (WSR 15-08-010) - A new permanent administrative rule broadens the definition of satisfactory evidence of identity to allow passports and tribal identification documents to be presented to a Notary.

LawApr 06, 2015 - Tennessee
TN Senate Bill 888 - Senate Bill 888 repeals last year's journal and fee law and provides that a Notary or Notary's employer may charge a reasonable fee for notarial services, that a Notary must record notarial acts in a journal if the Notary or Notary's employer charges a fee, and further clarifies matters related to the access to and ownership of these records.

RuleMar 12, 2015 - Hawaii
HI Administrative Rules (2015) - New Hawaii administrative rules raise or add new fees related to the commissioning process, add administrative fines and other penalties for various offenses, and revise procedures for rescheduling a mandatory examination.

LawFeb 06, 2015 - New York
NY Assembly 8974 - Assembly 8974 adds clarifying provisions to the bond, contract for services and signs of immigration assistance service providers, adds and strengthens penalties for violations of the Immigration Assistance Services Enforcement Act, and creates a new Office for New Americans to help immigrants in need of immigration services.

LawJan 01, 2015 - Pennsylvania
PA House Bill 1429 - House Bill 1429 modifies Pennsylvania’s power of attorney statutes. It allows a power of attorney to be signed by the principal by signature or mark or allows a power to be signed by another individual on behalf of and at the direction of the principal. The bill requires most powers of attorney to be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer and allows powers of attorney to be electronically signed. The bill disqualifies the Notary from taking the acknowledgment of a power of attorney if the Notary is the agent or witness to the power of attorney.

LawJan 01, 2015 - California
CA Senate Bill 1050 - Senate Bill 1050 is the latest change to the form and wording of the statutory certificates of acknowledgment, jurat and proof of execution prescribed under California law in recent years. SB 1050 adds a prescribed consumer disclosure to each of these certificates.

LawJan 01, 2015 - California
CA Senate Bill 1467 - Senate Bill 1467 clarifies that the Notary commission required of persons who are registered as professional photocopiers must be maintained during the entire two-year registration term and requires the professional photocopier to provide an updated valid Notary commission to the county clerk if the prior commission expires before expiration of the two-year registration as a professional photocopier.

LawJan 01, 2015 - California
CA Assembly Bill 2747 - Assembly Bill 2747 makes a willful failure by a Notary Public to discharge fully and faithfully any of the duties or responsibilities of a Notary punishable by a civil penalty of up to $1,500.

LawDec 08, 2014 - New Jersey
NJ Assembly Bill 1423 - Assembly Bill 1423 is the latest legislation enacted to address the confusion unscrupulous Notaries cause an unwary immigrant public by falsely representing that they can provide immigration-related services that only licensed attorneys can offer.

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