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Laws & Regulations

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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Grassroots Efforts Stall Anti-Immigration Consultant Bill

By NNA Staff on August 31, 2017 - The California Immigration Consultant industry will remain intact for now, as a bill that would have banned the practice has been halted in the state legislature for 2017.

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What Pennsylvania Notaries Need To Know About RULONA

By Kat Garcia on August 31, 2017 - As the Keystone State prepares for the changes RULONA will bring to its Notaries, the NNA is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Bankers Association to offer a webinar focused on what the changes mean for Notaries in their daily work.

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Opinion: Why Banning Immigration Consultants Would Backfire

By NNA Staff on August 17, 2017 - Assembly Bill 638 would prevent Immigration Forms Specialists from working in California. In this opinion piece, attorney Arnold Rosenberg explains how the bill would deprive immigrants of valuable and lawful services.

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