Model eNotarization Act of 2017 About Notaries Why Become a Notary? How to Become a Notary How to Renew Your Notary Commission How to Become a Signing Agent What is Notarization Being a Public Official Stamp/Seal Information Notary Forms Notary History Notaries and Notarios Glossary of Terms Notary Links News & Information Notary Bulletin The National Notary Magazine Webinars Commonly Asked Questions How to Administer Oaths and Affirmations Strange, Unusual and Bizarre Requests ID Fraud — A Notary Trap The Names in The Document and Identification Don't Match The Importance of Personal Appearance Understanding Notary Certificates and Seals: Vital Notary Know-How Signature by Mark Sorry Boss... No Can Do! How to Complete a Journal Entry How to Use Credible Witnesses Acknowledgments and Jurats - What's the Difference? How to ID in a Multi-Cultural World Signing Agent Branding Your Signing Agent Business 10 Steps to a Flawless Loan Signing Answers to Questions Notary Signing Agents are Asking Today Being a Team Player in the Loan Closing Process New Law Update California New-Law Update Oregon New-Law Update Arkansas New-Law Update Notary Laws Policy Tracking Special Reports Law Review Articles NNA Annual Conference Social Media Press Center Tips and Tutorials Administer an Oath Correct a Certificate Determine if ID is Acceptable Determine if Blank Spaces Acceptable Fix Bad Seal Impressions Avoid Unauthorized Practice of Law Handle Name Discrepancies Notarize Foreign Language Documents Notarize Wills How to Use Your Notary Seal Stamp Signing Agent Resources Non-Payment Issues Common Collection Terms Managing Your Collection Efforts Sample Collection Letters Signing Agent Tools Rescission Calendar Closing Disclosure ZipCode Locator / Driving Directions Signing Agent Pledge Card Privacy Tips Privacy/Security Self-Assessment Reference Library Model Notary Act Model Electronic Notarization Act Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility US Notary Reference Manual (members only) Certificate Forms (members only) State Law Summaries Download the Model Electronic Notarization Act of 2017 The Model Electronic Notarization Act (“MENA”) of 2017 is a comprehensive standard and guide for public officials who are establishing rules to govern the notarization of electronic records. It also is the fifth state-of-the-art model act to regulate the performance of notarial acts that has been created and contributed to the public domain by the National Notary Association (“NNA”) over the past half century. These five NNA models wed proven best-practice rules for reliable authenticity and fraud deterrence to the high ethical norms expected of an impartial public officer. The Model Electronic Notarization Act of 2017 expands and updates the electronic provisions of the 2010 Model Notary Act, reflecting the evolving developments and demands of technology, business and government. The primary intended purpose of the MENA is to set forth a progressive model for state and territorial officials to weave electronic notarization provisions into an existing paper-based regime in order to form an integrated, single system for both electronic and non-electronic notarial acts. It is designed to be implemented either as a “plug-in” update or complete replacement for Article III of the Model Notary Act of 2010.