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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

RuleMar  01,  2016  - Washington DC
D.C. Executive Order 2016-31 - A new executive order from the District of Columbia Mayor authorizes the Secretary of the District to publish regulations concerning Notaries, including rules to establish and amend fees.

RuleFeb  10,  2016  - Texas
TX Administrative Rule (2016) - New and revised administrative rules adopted by the Texas Secretary of State clarifies application, seal, requests for public information and Notary complaint requirements, and also requirements for submitters of electronic applications to the Secretary of State.

LawJan  01,  2016  - Texas
TX House Bill 1683 - House Bill 1683 requires the Secretary of State to assign an identification number to all Notaries issued commissions on or after January 1, 2016 and requires this ID number to appear in the Notary's official seal.

LawJan  01,  2016  - California
CA Assembly Bill 432 - Adds a definition of "electronic signature" to the California Code of Civil Procedure and allows court and judicial officers to use electronic signatures.

LawJan  01,  2016  - California
CA Assembly Bill 1036 - Assembly Bill 1036 allows Notaries to accept as identification any form of ID issued by a sheriff's department that is current or has been issued in the past 5 years for a prisoner in custody in a county jail or local detention facility.

LawJan  01,  2016  - Illinois
IL House Bill 2797 - House Bill 2797 makes changes to the information required to be provided by applicants for an Illinois Notary Public commission, authorizes the Secretary of State to implement an online application system, and provides rules for the online application system.

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.

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