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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,  2016  - California
CA Assembly Bill 139 - Assembly Bill 139 allows an owner of real property to transfer title to the property upon the owner's death by means of a revocable transfer on death deed that must be acknowledged before a Notary.

LawJan  01,  2016  - California
CA Assembly Bill 1028 - Assembly Bill 1028 permits a former judge or justice who is retired by the Supreme Court for disability to administer oaths and affirmations, if certified by the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP). This bill also permits former judges and justices certified before January 1, 2016, to continue to administer oaths and affirmations until January 1, 2017, before needing to reapply for certification.

LawNov  01,  2015  - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 215 - Senate Bill 215 clarifies rules related to the commissioning of Notaries and provides grounds for which the Secretary of State may deny, refuse to renew or revoke the commission of a Notary.

LawNov  01,  2015  - Oklahoma
OK House Bill 1122 - House Bill 1122 clarifies issues related to the document formatting requirements for documents recorded with a county clerk.

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of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA), the Montana Secretary of State has adopted new rules, and repealed and amended existing rules.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.

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