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New Notary Laws

Use this database to find updated Notary laws and regulations in your state or jurisdiction.

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LegislationNov 01, 2021 - Oklahoma
OK House Bill 2548 - House Bill 2548 enacts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA). If a power of attorney is presented for notarization, a Notary will need to know that a signer may sign the power of attorney or may direct another person to sign it for him or her. The Act doesn’t require a power of attorney to be notarized, but a court will presume the signature to be genuine if it is acknowledged before a Notary or an officer authorized to take acknowledgments.

LegislationOct 22, 2021 - New Jersey
NJ Assembly 4250 - New Jersey enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) with a new official stamp, journal, and education requirement, and the provisions for notarial acts for remotely located individuals using communication technology.

LegislationOct 17, 2021 - Maine
ME House Paper 822 - House Bill 822 authorizes alternative procedures for signing an advance directive by a principal with an infectious disease who is confined, but these procedures do not apply to a directive that is notarized.

LegislationOct 09, 2021 - Ohio
OH House Bill 263 - House Bill 263 enacts rules for how licensing authorities treat applicants with past criminal records and makes technical changes to Ohio’s Notary laws.

LegislationOct 01, 2021 - Maryland
MD Senate Bill 132 - Senate Bill 132 protects the privacy of Maryland Notaries by no longer making public a Notary's home address or phone number if the Notary has a business address and phone number.

LegislationOct 01, 2021 - Maryland
MD House Bill 1261 - House Bill 1261 authorizes electronic wills, authorizes Notaries to use remote notarization to notarize a power of attorney, and contains provisions validating certain documents recorded in the land records, some of which may have been improperly notarized.

LegislationOct 01, 2021 - North Carolina
NC Senate Bill 196 - Senate Bill 196 makes amendments to so-called "curative" statutes in the North Carolina Notary Public Act and in the real property statutes.

Rule/Regulation Oct 01, 2021 - Maryland
MD Education Provider Regulations - The Maryland Secretary of State has published regulations for Notary Public education providers.

LegislationSep 29, 2021 - Arizona
AZ House Bill 2308 - House Bill 2308 affects the legitimacy of elector signatures on recall petition sheets due to improper notarizations.

LegislationSep 24, 2021 - Oregon
OR Senate Bill 199 - Senate Bill 199 adds a statutory form for an advance directive with a notarial certificate in case the advance directive is notarized.