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Laws & Regulations

Indiana Law Error Will Impact Notarizing Real Property Documents Nationwide

By Bill Anderson on June 30, 2020 - An error in a new Indiana law requires Notaries to perform two notarial acts on documents recorded in an Indiana county starting July 1, 2020.

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The NNA Needs Your Help To Ensure Signing Agent Businesses Remain Safe Under CA ‘Independent Contractor’ Law

By NNA Staff on June 11, 2020 - The National Notary Association needs your help to ensure that California Signing Agents continue to operate their own independent businesses under a new independent contractor law.

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The State Of Remote Online Notarization

By David Thun on November 19, 2019 - Nearly two dozen states have authorizied Notaries to perform remote online notarizations (RON). Learn more about the new changes RON brings and how they affect Notaries.

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Florida Notaries Must Use New Certificate Wording Starting January 1, 2020

By NNA Staff on November 13, 2019 - Starting January 1, 2020, Florida Notaries must use new certificate wording for acknowledgments and jurats.

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Impact On Notaries Unclear Amid New California ‘Independent Contractor’ Law

By Phillip Browne on September 26, 2019 - On January 1, 2020, a new California law will change how workers are classified as independent contractors. This law has raised many questions for California Notaries.

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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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