ATTENTION NOTARIES- New laws for 2017
Assembly Bill 2217 raises the fees Notaries may charge for the first time since 1994.
Senate Bill 974 requires Notaries to present ID when qualifying for their commissions in person at the county clerk’s office and allows them to communicate with the Secretary of State’s office by a means of delivery that provides a receipt, and not just by certified or registered mail.
AB 2143 now allows a Notary to electronically notarize any electronic real property document that meets the requirements of Government Code Section 27201.
Senate Bill 997 now allows a Notary to accept a tribal identification card from a federally-recognized tribal government.
AB 2566 allows a Notary to accept a consular identification card and a foreign passport without further qualification.