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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 22, 2015 - Arkansas
AR Senate Bill 743 - Senate Bill 743 clarifies that Notary are allowed instead of required to charge the statutory fees for a notarial act, allows Notaries to charge a travel fee, as specified, and requires a Notary seeking reappointment to file a new application and $20 commission application fee 60 calendar days prior to expiration of the current commission.

LawJul 22, 2015 - Arkansas
AR Senate Bill 860 - Senate Bill 860 creates a misdemeanor penalty for failure of a Notary to witness the signing of a canvasser's affidavit and to identify the signer.

LawJul 22, 2015 - Arkansas
AR House Bill 1790 - House Bill 1790 prohibits and penalizes as a misdemeanor certain canvassing violations performed by Notaries in local option elections.

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.

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