Sunday, February 14, 2016

HOT TOPICS - New Laws, Proposed Laws 2015/2016

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Virginia - Signing Agents May Be Affected - ACT NOW (Before 2/16)

New Laws:

Illinois Notary Public e-ApplicationAuthorized Illinois SOS to create an online application process.

Montana - Administrative Remote Notarizations
Authorizes Montana notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

Texas - HB 1683 – Relating to Notary Public Identification Number
Seals will now have notary commission numbers.

Texas - SB 1726 – Electronic Notarization (relating to Texas Family Code)
This bill added Section 406.026 to the Texas Government Code Chapter 406.

Texas – HB 2573 - Deceptive Trade Practices (includes Notaries Public)
Notaries are performing deceptive acts or practices if they use notario, etc. on advertising materials.

Texas – HB 2235 - Relating to Eligibility Requirements of Notaries Public
Clarified Section 406.009 of the Texas Government Code about commission revocations.

Texas Administrative Code Rule 87 has been overhauled.
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Virginia - House Bill 1562 and Senate Bill 814 - Electronic Identity Management Act
Keep an eye on standards for technology that will be established under this act.
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