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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

LawJul  01,  2016  - Virginia
VA House Bill 189 - House Bill 189 allows a Notary to accept a U.S. passport book or card as identification and requires any ID presented to a Notary to be unexpired.

LawJul  01,  2016  - Florida
FL Senate Bill 112 - Senate Bill 112 changes the term "absentee" in reference to election ballots to "vote by mail" and reaffirms the current policy that a Notary may not charge a fee for notarizing a vote by mail ballot.

LawJul  01,  2016  - South Dakota
Senate Bill 49 - Senate Bill 49 raises the fee for a certificate issued by the Secretary of State with the great seal of South Dakota from $5 to $25, including an apostille or certificate of authority for a notarized document.

LawJul  01,  2016  - Iowa
IA Senate File 2111 - Senate File 2111 exempts a peace officer or a certified law enforcement officer from having to use an official stamp when administering an oath or taking the acknowledgment of a signature.

RuleJul  01,  2016  - Virginia
VA Administrative Rule (Settlement Agents - The State Corporation Commission has revised its settlement agent rules and clarified that NSAs who handle funds in connection with a loan signing assignment or real estate closing must be licensed as a settlement agent.

LawJul  01,  2016  - Mississippi
MS Senate Bill 2493 - Senate Bill 2493 allows a parent or legal guardian of a child to delegate to another person parental care and custody of the child by signing and having notarized a properly-executed power of attorney.

LawJul  01,  2016  - Hawaii
HI Senate Bill 2910 - Senate Bill 2910 modifies the laws concerning the commissioning and duties of commissioners of deeds in the state of Hawaii.

LawJul  01,  2016  - Washington DC
DC B21-0112 - District of Columbia B 112 raises the fees Notaries may charge, at minimum, to $5 per notarial act.

RuleJul  01,  2016  - Washington DC
DC Administrative Rule (Chapter 24) - New final rules comprehensively rewrite most of the District's Notary Public rules, touching on appointment, status changes, recordkeeping and matters related to administrative action taken against the commission of a Notary.

RuleJun  30,  2016  - South Dakota
SD Administrative Rule (2016) - An amended rule adopted by the Secretary of State updates the Notary application and change forms.

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