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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.

Notary Law Designates Notary legislation that has become law
Notary Regulation Designates a Notary administrative regulation or rule

LawNov  13,  2013  - Arkansas
AR Rules for Electronic Notarial Acts - The Arkansas Secretary of State has published permanent rules for electronic notarization authorizing Notaries to apply for a commission to perform e-notarizations using public key cryptography technology to create an electronic signature.

RuleOct  22,  2013  - Rhode Island
RI Administrative Rules (Complaints) - The Rhode Island Department of Administration has promulgated administrative rules of practice and procedure for investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating allegations against Notaries Public.

RuleOct  20,  2013  - Louisiana
LA Administrative Rules - The Louisiana Secretary of State has published administrative rules to implement its Notary program.

LawOct  09,  2013  - Pennsylvania
PA House Bill 25 (RULONA) - Pennsylvania becomes the fourth state to enact the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA). HB 25 comprehensively rewrites all of Pennsylvania’s Notary statutes, pulling in existing law and supplementing it with the new RULONA provisions.

LawOct  09,  2013  - Pennsylvania
PA House Bill 25 (UUFDA) - Pennsylvania enacts the Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act (UUFDA) as part of House Bill 25.

LawOct  05,  2013  - California
CA Assembly Bill 1159 - AB 1159 establishes hefty penalties for translating into another language the terms “Notary” or “Notary Public” by a nonattorney. While the Government Code has had a similar provision on the books for quite some time, the effect of AB 1159 is to make the literal translation of these terms punishable under Business and Professions Code Section 6126(a), the statute penalizing a violation of the unauthorized practice of law by nonattorneys as a misdemeanor.

LawOct  01,  2013  - Montana
MT House Bill 252 - House Bill 252 transfers the duty of storing Notary journals from the county clerks to the Secretary of State.

LawOct  01,  2013  - Maryland
MD Senate Bill 190 - Senate Bill 190 authorizes a state senator to delegate the responsibility of endorsing Notary applications of constituents in the senator’s district to the Secretary of State.

LawOct  01,  2013  - Connecticut
CT Senate Bill 829 - SB 829 makes it a class D felony for anyone who engages in the unauthorized practice of law without having a license to practice law.

LawOct  01,  2013  - Nevada
NV Senate Bill 419 - SB 419 authorizes Notaries Public in good standing with the Secretary of State to apply for a certificate of permission to perform marriages with the clerk of the county in which the Notary resides. Upon being granted a certificate, the Notary may perform marriages for any couple who presents a valid marriage license issued by any clerk of a Nevada county. In addition, SB 419 allows Notaries to apply with the county clerk up to five times per year to perform a specific marriage. The authority to perform a specific marriage would be for those Notaries who have not applied for a certificate of permission to perform marriage ceremonies.

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