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License & Permit Bonds 09.08.2020

IRS Offers Relief for Notarized Retirement Plan Elections and Consents 

The Internal Revenue Service is easing spousal notarization and plan representative witness prerequisites this year for retirement plan elections in IRS Notice 2020-42. The notice discusses the physical presence condition for notarization or witnessing specific plan…
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IRS Offers Relief for Notarized Retirement Plan Elections and Consents 
License & Permit Bonds 08.31.2020

Texas Governor Permits Notary Public Appearances via Video-Conferencing

Get your webcams ready, Texas notary publics! The state’s Governor, Greg Abbot, is shelving a statute on notary public appearances concerning real-estate instruments like mortgages, allowing notary publics to appear via videoconference when executing real-estate…
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Texas Governor Permits Notary Public Appearances via Video-Conferencing
License & Permit Bonds 08.18.2020

Morris County Is Now Renewing Notary Publics

Next in line, please! The County of Morris, New Jersey, just announced they are starting the process of renewing notary public commissions. The renewal process has been on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the…
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Morris County Is Now Renewing Notary Publics
Surety Bonds 06.08.2020

New York Temporarily Allows Notaries Use Audio-Video Technology

Amid the current pandemic, states are modifying their rules to better adjust to the temporary work-from-home standard. Per an order dated May 28, 2020, the utilization of audio-visual technology for notarization and witnessing is allowed…
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New York Temporarily Allows Notaries Use Audio-Video Technology
Surety Bonds 06.01.2020

Big Changes in Indiana Notary Requirements

Notaries in the state of Indiana are seeing significant changes to the processes of continuing their professional status. Beginning July 1st, all notaries must complete a continuing education course every two years during their eight-year…
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Big Changes in Indiana Notary Requirements
Surety Bonds 05.05.2020

States Ensure E-Signatures Are Accepted on Vital Surety Bonds During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), its members and partners have called on State Governors, state agencies, localities, school districts and other public entities to request acceptance of the electronic execution and delivery…
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States Ensure E-Signatures Are Accepted on Vital Surety Bonds During COVID-19 Pandemic
Surety Bonds 04.24.2020

New Jersey’s New Temporary Remote Notary Law: What You Need to Know

On April 14, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey passed a new law for notaries public and persons authorized to take oaths are allowed to continue their usual duties remotely. This law will be…
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New Jersey’s New Temporary Remote Notary Law: What You Need to Know
Surety Bonds 04.22.2020

States Allowing Online Remote Notarization Due to COVID-19 Response

Following the swift response to the pandemic, several states have let notaries perform remotely in the interest of safeguarding the safety and health of both notaries and their clients. Notaries are now able to carry…
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States Allowing Online Remote Notarization Due to COVID-19 Response