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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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Executive OrderMay 26, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Governor Waiver of PennDOT ID Expiration Dates - The Governor of Pennsylvania has granted a waiver of the requirement that Pennsylvania driver’s license and non-driver' ID that expires between March 16 and June 30, 2020, be current and unexpired.

LawMay 21, 2020 - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 1779 - Senate Bill 1779 defines "absentee ballot harvesting" that contains prohibitions for Notaries, and also makes clarifications to the law limiting Notaries from notarizing 20 absentee ballot affidavits in an election.

LawMay 17, 2020 - Minnesota
MN House File 4605 - House File 4605 expands the means by which a recording official may accept documents, signatures, or filings for recording a Notary commission during a peacetime public health​ emergency.

LawMay 13, 2020 - Washington DC
DC B 23-0750 - The District of Columbia has enacted temporary authorization for Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

LawMay 12, 2020 - Florida
FL Senate Bill 596 - Senate Bill 596 makes minor, technical changes to Florida Statutes Sections 117.021, 117.245, and 117.265.

RuleMay 09, 2020 - Wisconsin
WI Emergency Rules EmR2005 - The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has adopted emergency rules related to Notaries who perform notarial acts for remotely located individuals.

Executive OrderMay 07, 2020 - California
CA Governor Executive Order N-63-20 - California Governor Newsom has issued Executive Order N-63-20, extending the commissions of certain Notaries and allowing Notaries to temporarily accept expired California IDs and driver's licenses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LawMay 07, 2020 - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 210 - Senate Bill 210 waives the notarization requirement for absentee ballot affidavits under certain circumstances and modifies civil procedure regarding statements under penalty of perjury.

Executive OrderMay 05, 2020 - Michigan
MI Governor Executive Order 2020-74 - Executive Order 2020-74 both rescinds and expands on Executive Order 2020-41, temporarily allowing notarial acts for remotely located individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LawMay 04, 2020 - North Carolina
NC Senate Bill 704 - Senate Bill 704 enacts temporary authorization for North Carolina Notaries to perform emergency videoconference notarizations.

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