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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 Sentate Bill 974 - Senate Bill 974 requires Notaries to present ID when qualifying for their commissions in person at the county clerk's office and allows them to communicate with the Secretary of State's office by a means of delivery that provides a receipt, and not just by certified or registered mail.

LawJan  01,  2017  - California
CA Assembly Bill 2143 - AB 2143 now allows a Notary to electronically notarize any electronic real property document that meets the requirements of Government Code Section 27201.

LawJan  01,  2017  - California
CA Senate Bill 997 - Senate Bill 997 now allows a Notary to accept a tribal identification card from a federally-recognized tribal government.

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.

LawDec  23,  2016  - United States
US Senate 2943 - Requires military testamentary instruments, such as a last will, to be notarized and specifies the individuals authorized to notarize them; and also extends the authority to perform notarial acts to additional individuals.

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.

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