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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. The Montana Legislature has unanimously approved House Bill 370 to revise the state’s RON laws to align with the national model.

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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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Indiana Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

We’re thrilled to report that Indiana has just voted to empower Indiana notaries to conduct remote online notarizations. The Indiana State Legislature made a clear statement with today’s passage of SB-372. The vote was decisive with a tally of 95 to 0 and was signed into law by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

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Ohio Passes Online Notarization

Update: After passing non-uniform provisions in 2017, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 263 into law on December 19, 2018, following unanimous support from the Ohio State Senate. The law makes Ohio the 10th state to recognize remote online notarization, empowering anyone to notarize documents online from anywhere at any time.

The bill will go into effect September 19, 2019.

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Nevada Passes Remote Notarization Bill

Update: on June 9th Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB 413 into law, officially bringing remote online notarization to Nevada.

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Texas Passes Remote Notarization Bill

Update: on June 1st, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB1217 into law, officially bringing remote online notarization to Texas.

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National Notary Association Releases Model Legislation with Provisions for Remote Online Notarization

Today, the National Notary Association (NNA) released new model notarial legislation in the Model Electronic Notarization Act of 2017 (MENA).

Building upon its landmark Model Notary Act of 2010, MENA includes comprehensive standard provisions which states can use to enable their notaries to safely and effectively perform notarial acts using modern electronic means. MENA also includes explicit provisions for recognition and acceptance of electronic notarial acts duly performed by other states’ notaries.

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