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Idaho Becomes 5th State to Pass Remote Online Notarization Bill in 2019

Though it’s some 2,000 miles away from our Boston headquarters, Idaho holds a special place in the heart of Notarize. It’s where our founder and CEO Pat Kinsel came up with the idea for the company just months after breaking his leg in a skiing accident.

And this week, Idaho became the latest state to adopt remote online notarization as Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1111 into law. SB 1111 is the fifth RON-related bill this year, and equips its 25,000 notaries with the ability to perform remote online notarizations. 

The law will go into effect January 1, 2020.

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The success of Senate Bill 1111 concludes a remarkable week for RON adoption across the country. On March 8, North Dakota governor Doug Burgum signed his state’s RON bill into law, while Kentucky passed Senate Bill 114 a day ahead of Idaho.

The Idaho bill is another victory for the RON movement in the American West. Montana and Nevada already have RON laws in place, while Utah also passed a RON bill in 2019. Since the calendar flipped to 2019, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Washington have also introduced legislation that would bring their notaries into the 21st century.

We’re excited to see what the rest of the year holds.

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You have notarization questions, we have notarization answers. While we at Notarize pride ourselves on providing helpful resources (like this blog!) to demystify notarization, we’re not lawyers and don’t give legal advice. Pro tip: always check with your own attorneys, advisors, or document recipients if you have further questions about notarization or digitally notarized docs.

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Remote online notarization is helping people plan for their future, buy homes from their couch, and replace lost or stolen passports in a fraction of the time. Connecting with a notary via your phone or computer has not only made the notarization process easier, but more accessible. Its adoption is one of the fastest enactments of public policy in our country’s history, shaping how technology can better support life’s biggest moments.

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