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Montana Revises Remote Online Notarization Laws to Match National Model

Four years ago, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 306 into law, making his state only the second to adopt remote online notarization after Virginia in 2011.

Much has changed in four years, but Montana’s commitment to the RON movement appears as strong as ever. Yesterday, the Montana Legislature unanimously approved House Bill 370 to revise the state’s RON laws to align with the national model.

The bill now heads to Bullock’s desk for his signature.

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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 RON 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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Kentucky Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

More than four million notaries across the country are seeking ways to transform their business with new technology to serve life’s most important transactions.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has officially signed Senate Bill 114 into law, granting the state's 80,000 notaries the ability to perform remote online notarizations. The bill is the fourth RON bill to be enacted in 2019, following bills in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho.

The law will go into effect January 1, 2020.

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North Dakota Enacts Remote Online Notarization

Remote online notarizations are accepted nationwide, and people are using this service across the globe. As part of an effort to give notaries the tools to meet consumer demand, states are passing laws that allow their notaries to serve local markets as commissioned online notaries.

This year, more than 20 states have introduced this legislation. Today, we're excited to announce that North Dakota is the first state to enact RON legislation in 2019 with the signing of House Bill 1110 by Governor Doug Burgum.

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Book Launch: The Complete Guide to Remote Online Notarization

Have you ever wondered if you could buy a home on an iPad from the Grand Canyon? How about notarizing a document from the Amazon Rain Forest? Thanks to remote online notarization (RON), you can notarize a document from anywhere in the world, using your computer or mobile device. 

Hundreds of thousands of people are using this technology, and it's sweeping the nation to enable businesses to move faster, and to help notaries deliver service at scale, and online. 

That's why we're excited to launch the official book on remote online notarization, called, The Complete Guide to Remote Online Notarization. This book explains RON and its impact, its use cases, why it’s more secure and accessible than the traditional notarial processes, and how it’s forever transforming some of the largest sectors of the American economy.

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More than 1,000 Title Agents are now in the Notarize Network

We introduced Notarize for Title Agents in the spring of 2018 to enable title agents across the country to serve buyers and sellers online.

Just nine months after launching the platform, we’re proud to announce that more than 1,000 title agents are now part of the Notarize Network, ushering in a movement of fully digital closings across the country.

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Notarize Welcomes Mixpanel’s Jake Ramey as Vice President of Customer Success

We often talk about how online notarizations help people execute the most important transactions of their lives, but they also impact how entire industries operate. As we continue to work with companies of all sizes, we naturally become collaborators in our partners’ transformation to digital, efficient, customer-centric leaders.

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Utah Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed House Bill 52 into law, making Utah the latest state to support statewide remote online notarization adoption and regulation. This law means another 22,000 notaries public will be able to tap into the remote online notarization marketplace and serve Americans across the globe.

The law will go into effect November 1, 2019.

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Notarize Welcomes Liz Graham as Chief Operating Officer

When we launched Notarize in 2015, we set out to jumpstart a stagnant notarization industry. Along the way, we’ve changed laws, partnered with some of the best in the business, and learned a ton about what it means to bring an online notary platform to millions of people around the world.

As we embark on our next stage of growth, I’m excited to welcome Liz Graham to Notarize as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Notarize, Redfin, Westcor and TitleOne Complete Minnesota’s First Online Closing

On a day when wind chills in Minnesota reached 55 degrees below zero and UPS was closed for safety reasons, Notarize, Redfin, Westcor, and TitleOne completed what we believe is the state’s first online closing. A California home buyer used a Virginia notary to close on their home less than a month after Minnesota’s remote online notarization law went into effect.

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