Nebraska has joined the growing number of states embracing remote online notarization (RON) legislation, marking the adoption of this modernized notarial process. With the recent approval of Legislative Bill 186, nearly 30,000 notaries in Nebraska are poised to join the RON movement. The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Pete Ricketts, and if signed into law, notaries in Nebraska will have a simpler, safer, and more secure way to conduct notarizations starting July 1, 2020.
This development reflects the broader trend of RON adoption across the United States, with more than 20 states having passed legislation supporting remote online notarization. The surge in adoption, especially over the last 18 months, underscores the technology's growing impact, having facilitated over 1,000 online real estate closings and assisting individuals in unique situations, such as helping a family return to the U.S. after their passports were stolen in Italy.
The convenience and flexibility afforded by remote online notarization have garnered positive feedback, with real estate professionals and individuals alike praising its role in making transactions more efficient and accessible. As technology continues to play a pivotal role in various aspects of life, remote online notarization stands out as a transformative tool, providing essential services when and where they are needed most.