Idaho has officially joined the remote online notarization (RON) movement, becoming the latest state to adopt this technology. Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1111 into law, making it the fifth RON-related bill this year. The new law, effective January 1, 2020, empowers Idaho's 25,000 notaries with the ability to perform remote online notarizations.
This development marks another success for the RON movement in the American West, with Montana and Nevada already having RON laws in place, and Utah passing a RON bill in 2019. Other Western states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Washington, have also introduced legislation in 2019 to modernize their notarial practices.
This week has been particularly noteworthy for RON adoption across the country, with North Dakota and Kentucky also enacting RON bills. The momentum suggests a growing acceptance of remote online notarization as a way to bring notarial practices into the 21st century.
Notarize, the company celebrating these legislative victories, expresses excitement about the future of RON adoption and looks forward to the developments throughout the year.