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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

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.

LawOct  04,  2016  - Pennsylvania
PA House Bill 665 - House Bill 665 clarifies that a Pennsylvania attorney may take the acknowledgment of a principal signing a power of attorney as long as the attorney is not one of the two witnesses required to attest the power of attorney.

LawOct  01,  2016  - Connecticut
CT Senate Bill 142 - Senate Bill 142 amends the Uniform Power of Attorney Act to allow an agent in advance of a principal's death to sign a written document directing the disposition of the individual’s body upon death or designating an individual to have custody and control of the disposition of the principal's body upon death of the principal.

LawOct  01,  2016  - Maryland
MD Senate Bill 239 - Senate Bill 239 enacts he Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA), allowing an individual to grant the power of accessing and controlling the individual’s electronic communications and digital assets in a power of attorney that must be acknowledged before a Notary.

RuleAug  29,  2016  - Maryland
MD Administrative Rule (2016) - A new administrative rule reduces the amount of the Notary application fee.

LawAug  28,  2016  - Missouri
Missouri Senate Bill 932 - Senate Bill 932 enacts tougher seal purchasing and manufacturing rules, reaffirms that Notaries may use electronic signatures to perform a notarial act as allowed under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, and requires the Secretary of State to adopt rules to address Notaries’ use of electronic signatures.

LawAug  22,  2016  - Alaska
AK Senate Bill 180 - Senate Bill 180 allows a parent or guardian to temporarily transfer parental care and custody for a child to an agent named in a power of attorney that must be acknowledged before a Notary.

RuleAug  15,  2016  - New Jersey
NJ Administrative Rule (2016) - A new administrative rule in New Jersey makes a slight change related to the fulfillment of expedited requests for Apostilles and certifications.

LawAug  13,  2016  - Rhode Island
RI Senate Bill 2534 - Senate Bill 2534 eliminates the requirement for an applicant for a Notary commission to be a resident and qualified elector of Rhode Island.

LawAug  01,  2016  - Louisiana
LA House Bill 456 - House Bill 456 clarifies that a nonattorney Notary may have his or her commission suspended or revoked for officially certifying as true what the Notary knew or should have known was false. It also gives the Secretary of State the option of contacting the Attorney General or district attorney of revocation proceedings against a Notary who has been convicted of a felony or failed to be registered as a voter in the Notary's parish.

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