Arizona has joined the remote online notarization (RON) movement, as Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1030 into law. The bill received unanimous support from the state legislature and is expected to bring the benefits of RON to approximately 69,000 notaries in Arizona starting June 30, 2020. This development marks the seventh RON bill to pass state legislatures in 2019, surpassing the total from the entire previous year.
Arizona's move follows a trend of increasing adoption of RON legislation across the United States. Other states, including Idaho, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Montana, have also embraced RON in 2019, bringing the benefits of remote online notarization to a significant number of notaries.
The success of RON legislation in various states in 2019 reflects the growing recognition of the advantages and efficiency gains offered by remote online notarization. As more states join the RON movement, it is expected to further modernize and streamline notarial practices, making them safer, simpler, and more secure.