Hawaii recently passed its remote online notarization (RON) legislation. The adoption of RON has gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling notaries and their customers to conduct business safely.
Senate Bill 2275 passed with unanimous support in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. As of July 22, the bill is awaiting the signature of Governor David Ige. If signed into law, SB 2275 would go into effect on January 1, 2021, benefiting more than 5,000 notaries located across the Hawaiian Islands, according to the NNA.
The expansion of RON legislation continues to make notarial services more accessible and secure, especially during challenging times like the current pandemic.