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RULONA - Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

October 26, 2017 - What to Know About RULONA PA Bulletin Notice Summary of the Major Changes Instituted by RULONA (PDF) Pennsylvania Notary Public Law (PDF) Contact Us

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New Pennsylvania Notary Public Law

NEW PENNSYLVANIA NOTARY PUBLIC LAW House Bill 25 was signed into law on October 9, 2013 and became Act 73 of 2013. Act 73 adopts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) and completely replaces the former Notary Public Law and Uniform Acknowledgment Act with modern language and best practices. Act 73 will be implemented in several phases. Effective immediately on October 9, 2013 is the Department’s authority to make regulations to implement the new law; the Department’s authority to approve basic and continuing notary education courses; and section 329.1(a) of the Act (relating to the authority of the...

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Pennsylvania Notary Applicants; Criminal History

Annex ATITLE 4. ADMINISTRATIONPART VIII. BUREAU OF COMMISSIONS, ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATIONSubpart C. COMMISSIONSCHAPTER 165. NOTARIES PUBLIC Sec.165.1 Statement of policy—lesser offenses incompatible with the duties of a notary public. § 165.1 Lesser offenses incompatible with the duties of a notary public Statement of Policy. (a) The Secretary of the Commonwealth reviews applications for appointment to the office of notary public under section 5 of The Notary Public Law (act) (57 P.S. § 151). Section 5(b)(1) of the act requires that the applicant may not have been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or a lesser...

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Important News Regarding Your Notary Register

The Prosecution Division of the Bureau of Commission, Elections and Legislation is conducting random spot checks of notary registers. Make sure that you keep a register and that the register is in proper form.The law requires a permanent record in a firmly bound book of every document notarized. If you do not currently use a notary public register or if the one you have is not in proper form your Notary Commission could be revoked and you could be subjected to a fine! The Official Notarial Public Register offered by Notaries Equipment Company is especially designed for keeping the required...

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