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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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LawJun 30, 2020 - Oregon
OR House Bill 4212 - House Bill 4212 temporarily authorizes Notaries to perform notarial acts for remotely located individuals.

LawJun 12, 2020 - Illinois
IL Senate Bill 2135 - Senate Bill 2135 provides statutory approval for the remote notarization provisions in Governor Pritzker's Executive Order 2020-14 and extends expired driver's licenses during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

LawJun 11, 2020 - Washington
WA Senate Bill 6028 - Washington enacts the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, one of the last remaining states to do so.

LawJun 09, 2020 - Louisiana
LA House Bill 122 - House Bill 122 validates remote notarial acts temporarily performed under the Governor’s Proclamation Number 37 JBE 2020.

LawJun 05, 2020 - West Virginia
WV House Bill 4576 - House Bill 4576 enacts a provision for correcting obvious errors in real estate documents that have been recorded with a county clerk by requiring a corrective affidavit to be notarized.

LawJun 05, 2020 - West Virginia
WV House Bill 4748 - House Bill 4748 raises the fees non-government Notaries may charge from $5 to $10.

GuidanceJun 03, 2020 - United States
US Treasury Guidance on Remote Notarization - The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued temporary guidance that is effective through December, 2020, waiving the personal appearance requirement for the notarization of participant elections related to qualified joint survivor annuities.

RuleMay 30, 2020 - Colorado
CO Temporary Elections Regulation (2020) - A new temporary regulation in Colorado allows for certain elections petitions to be witnessed and notarized under the Governor's temporary authorization for remote notarization.

Legal CaseMay 29, 2020 - Rhode Island
In re William E. Paplauskas, Jr. No. 2018-161-M.P. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court rules that non-attorney signing agents, who are agents of a title company providing title insurance for a Rhode Island real estate transaction, may perform loan signing services.

LawMay 28, 2020 - West Virginia
WV House Bill 2086 - West Virginia enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Act, allowing Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing real property records.

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