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Nebraska Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

As of today, more than 2 million notaries now live in states that have passed or enacted remote online notarization bills. Technology is empowering life’s most trusted agents to help people when they need it most -- no matter where they are.

Nebraska has become the latest state to pass a RON bill, enabling nearly 30,000 notaries to join the movement. Legislative Bill 186 now heads to the desk of Governor Pete Ricketts for his signature. If signed into law, notaries in Nebraska will have a simpler, safer, more secure way to offer notarizations beginning July 1, 2020.

The Adoption of Remote Online Notarization

More than 20 states have passed legislation in support of remote online notarization. The majority of which, have done so in the last 18 months. To put that in perspective, the number of states to pass RON bills has doubled in the last year, and the technology has now been used in more than 1,000 online real estate closings, and to help a family get back to the U.S. after their passports were stolen in Italy.

We believe technology should be there when life needs it most. That’s remote online notarization.

"The people buying and selling homes love the convenience of remote online notarization. We've hosted closings across three continents via mobile phones because of this technology. Online notarization is another step in making real estate markets more liquid, so it's easier for people to move to better neighborhoods, better job prospects, and a better life." -- Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin.

 The Complete Guide to Remote Online Notarization

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.

Colorado and Oregon Become Latest States to Adopt Online Notarization

When Notarize opened its doors in 2015, only Virginia allowed its notaries to connect with signers online. Today, we're excited to share the news that Colorado and Oregon have become the 26th and 27th states, respectively, to sign remote online notarization legislation into law.
 
Combined, these states will allow 122,000 additional notaries to access technology that will help them serve signers in a safer and more secure way.
 
The addition of Colorado and Oregon increases the number of states to pass RON legislation in 2020 to five – following Wisconsin, Alaska, and Louisiana, which passed earlier this month.
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