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Michigan Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

We’re excited to announce that Michigan just passed a remote online notarization bill through both chambers of the Michigan Legislature. The bill is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk to be signed into law.

Like the laws passed in other states, Michigan HB 5811 empowers Michigan notaries to conduct notarizations online for citizens of all 50 states, regardless of where they’re located at the time of the signing – at home or abroad.

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Minnesota and Vermont Become Next States to Pass Online Notarization Bills

It’s official: 2018 is the year of remote online notarization. Following in the footsteps of five progressive states, two new states have chosen to bring the notarial practice into the modern era.

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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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