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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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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.

LawJan 01, 2017 - Alaska
AK House Bill 8 - House Bill 8 adds some important clarifications on how powers of attorney are signed and notarized.

LawJan 01, 2017 - California
CA Assembly Bill 2217 - Assembly Bill 2217 raises the fees Notaries may charge for the first time since 1994.

LawJan 01, 2017 - Wyoming
WY House Bill 107 - Wyoming enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), allowing electronic real property documents to be notarized and recorded electronically.

LawJan 01, 2017 - California
CA Sentate Bill 974 - Senate Bill 974 requires Notaries to present ID when qualifying for their commissions in person at the county clerk's office and allows them to communicate with the Secretary of State's office by a means of delivery that provides a receipt, and not just by certified or registered mail.

LawJan 01, 2017 - California
CA Assembly Bill 2143 - AB 2143 now allows a Notary to electronically notarize any electronic real property document that meets the requirements of Government Code Section 27201.

LawJan 01, 2017 - California
CA Senate Bill 997 - Senate Bill 997 now allows a Notary to accept a tribal identification card from a federally-recognized tribal government.

LawJan 01, 2017 - California
CA Assembly Bill 2566 - AB 2566 allows a Notary to accept a consular identification card and a foreign passport without further qualification.

RuleDec 31, 2016 - Missouri
MO Emergency Administrative Rule (Electronic Signature and Seal) (2017) - The Missouri Secretary of State has published an emergency rule regarding the use of electronic signatures and seals by Notaries which takes temporary effect.

LawDec 23, 2016 - United States
US Senate 2943 - Requires military testamentary instruments, such as a last will, to be notarized and specifies the individuals authorized to notarize them; and also extends the authority to perform notarial acts to additional individuals.

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