Remote Online Notarization

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Uniform Law Commission (ULC) Resources

ULC Committee on Notarial Acts
This committee has revised the 1982 Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. The revisions deal with matters such as notary responsibilities, electronic recording, interstate recognition, and remedies. IMPORTANT UPDATE: The ULC has released the Committee's final updates to RULONA to include RON. See November 26, 2019 News item below for more details and to download the text.

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA)

2018 Amendment to ULC Law on Notarial Acts

National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Resources

NASS Remote Notarization Task Force
Announced in April 2016, the Task Force is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the issues and policies surrounding remote/video notarizations amongst states. The Task Force reviewed technologies that facilitate remote notarizations, tracking state activity and developed a proposals for NASS consideration. Those draft standards were approved in February 2018.

NASS Resolution Amending Electronic Notarization Standards to Include Remote Notarization

NASS Resolution on the Development of Remote Notarization Standards

NASS Guiding Principles for Remote Notarization Standards

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have collaborated to prepare model legislation that would provide the framework for any state to adopt an remote online notarization process. This model legislation was developed with input from an ad-hoc task force of MBA and ALTA members and was also exposed for comment to MBA's Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee, MBA's State Legislative and Regulatory Committee and also ALTA committees. Additionally, key policy makers and other independent groups provided input. Both MBA and ALTA are working with their member companies and state and local association partners to advocate for the provisions of this model.

Kobie Pruitt Discusses Remote Online Notarization

MBA’s Kobie Pruitt provides an update on the Remote Online Notarization enactment campaign, and offers a look forward to the 2019 state legislative sessions.

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