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Laws & Regulations

FAQ: Moral Turpitude Crimes That Disqualify Notaries

By David Thun on August 15, 2019 - A conviction for moral turpitude can prevent a person from holding a Notary commission — but what exactly does that mean?

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Sweeping Changes To Ohio Notary Law Going Into Effect

By NNA Staff on August 09, 2019 - On September 20, 2019, a new law goes into effect in Ohio that implements significant changes for the state’s Notaries and those seeking to become a Notaries.

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Avoiding Privacy Breaches During (And After) A Notarization

By David Thun on July 31, 2019 - Here’s a look at important practices and laws you must follow to avoid potential privacy breaches when notarizing.

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A Guide To Common Penalties For Notary Misconduct

By David Thun on November 07, 2018 - Breaking the law when notarizing can result in serious penalties. Here’s a look at the consequences of Notary misconduct in different states.

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FAQ: New Idaho Notary Stamp Requirements Taking Effect October 1

By NNA Staff on July 26, 2018 - If you’re an Idaho Notary, you need to know about the new rules for Notary stamps in your state that take effect in October.

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New Colorado Notary Law Adds Journal, Testing Requirements And New Official Act

By David Thun on May 09, 2018 - Effective July 1, Colorado is changing the requirements to become a Notary, adding new journal rules and authorizing a new type of notarization.

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New Indiana Notary Law Brings Higher Fees, Bonds And Education Requirements

By David Thun on May 09, 2018 - Indiana will increase Notary fees and add new training, testing and bonding requirements starting July 1.

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New Journal Requirements For Washington Notaries Take Effect July 1

By David Thun on May 09, 2018 - Washington state Notaries will be required to keep a journal of their notarizations under a new law taking effect July 1, 2018.

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What Arizona Notaries Need To Know About Their New Fee Rule

By NNA Staff on April 12, 2018 - A new administrative rule in Arizona gives Notaries a raise, but the higher fees also come with some important requirements.

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Webcam Notarization 2018: What You Need To Know

By Michael Lewis on February 15, 2018 - As more states consider passing laws authorizing webcam notarizations, the practice continues to cause confusion among Notaries and signers alike. Here are answers to the most common questions.

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