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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  01,  2015  - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 173 - Senate Bill 173 clarifies that the limit of notarizing a maximum of 20 absentee ballot affidavits for a single election does not apply to notarizations performed at the Notary's place of business during normal business hours, but does apply to any agency or entity that provides voter registration services as required by the National Voter Registration Act.

RuleOct  30,  2015  - Montana
MT Administrative Rule (2015) - In light of Montana’s enactment of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA), the Montana Secretary of State has adopted new rules, and repealed and amended existing rules.

RuleOct  29,  2015  - Mississippi
MS Administrative Rule (Improper Documents) - A newly adopted final rule prohibits Notaries from notarizing a signature if the Notary believes that the notarization is desired for an unlawful or improper purpose, and requires Notaries to examine the document to determine if the requested notarization is appropriate and not contrary to the public interest.

RuleOct  29,  2015  - Mississippi
MS Administrative Rule (Authentications) - The Mississippi Secretary of State has adopted a new rule authorizing the Secretary to refuse authentication of a document when the Secretary has good reason to believe the authentication is desired for an unlawful or improper purpose, and requires the Secretary to examine the document to determine if the requested notarization is appropriate and not contrary to the public interest.

RuleOct  23,  2015  - Washington DC
DC Bulletin 15-ID-8-10/23 - A new bulletin issued by the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking clarifies that Notary Signing Agents operating within the District may perform loan signings without having to be licensed as a title insurance producer.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Montana
MT Senate Bill 306 - Montana enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) and is the second state to allow some notarizations to be performed using audio-visual technology.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Nevada
NV Senate Bill 446 - Senate Bill clarifies that if a notarial officer signing a certificate is a Notary Public, the Notary must sign with the name as on file with the Secretary of State.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Connecticut
CT House Bill 6774 - Connecticut enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), allowing a principal to sign a power of attorney or direct another person to sign the power of attorney in the principal's conscious presence, requiring a power of attorney to be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer, granting an acknowledged power of attorney a presumption of genuineness, and providing a statutory power of attorney form.

LawOct  01,  2015  - Connecticut
CT House Bill 7006 - House Bill 7006 allows persons who have undergone surgical, hormonal, or other clinically appropriate treatment for gender transition to change the sex designation on their birth certificate.

LawSep  01,  2015  - Texas
TX House Bill 2235 - House Bill 2235 requires the Secretary of State to refuse to appoint or revoke the commission of any applicant or Notary if the Secretary discovers an applicant or Notary is not eligible to serve as a Notary.

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