Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Excellent Texas Notary Training by the Texas SOS (New!)

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Six 2017 Texas Notary Public Conference Presentations

VISIT THIS LINK for all presentations!
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/statdoc/notary-public.shtml 
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 Legislative Update Video 

I made notes of one of the videos, the one on new laws and how it affects us.


SB 2065 – DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES ACT – EFFECTIVE NOW – SEPTEMBER 1.

Can’t represent ourselves as lawyers.
Do not use the terms immigration expert or immigration consultant in a foreign language.

IT STATES THAT
Typing services ARE NOT considered UPL.
Translation IS NOT considered UPL

BEST PRACTICES RECOMMENDED
Come to an agreement in advance with the signer.
Itemize your fees on a receipt.

SB 1098 - IN EFFECT - ABOUT SIGNER'S  ADDRESS IN YOUR JOURNAL - EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1

You may use the signer’s mailing address or work address and do NOT have to put down the address that you see on their Driver License.
You must provide a certified copy of your record book entry upon payment of fees.  (Just modernized the words.)


HB 1217 – ONLINE NOTARIZATION - EFFECTIVE JULY 2018
You don’t have to become an online notary.
You must be a regular notary to become an online notary.

There will be costs--
Fee to register with the SOS.
Pay for the software that is required.  (Didn’t say what this would be.)
Pay for the ID software that will be required. (Didn’t say what this would be.)
SOS will develop standards.
We will purchase the software from private vendors.
They will be creating ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
We will have a chance to comment.

Information about getting on that email list is here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/subinfo.shtml


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