On March 22, 2017 Gov. Gary Herbert (R-UT) signed into law H.B. 320 (2017), which amends various provisions of the Notaries Public Reform Act (Utah. Code Ann. §§ 46-1-1 through 46-1-23; see https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0320.html for details).
Among the bill’s changes are the addition of new section Ibid. § 46-1-6.5, which sets forth the form of notary certifications to be used for notarial acts, including an affidavit of acknowledgment under Subsection (3).
This form of acknowledgment is different than the one used on our documents when “State Code = Utah.” However, this is because we use the form of acknowledgment set forth under Utah’s Recognition of Acknowledgments Act (Ibid. §§ 57-2a-1 through 57-2a-7) which promulgates a standard “Statutory Short Form of Acknowledgment” which, “if properly completed, is sufficient under any law of this state.” (Ibid. § 57-2a-7).
We do not believe that any changes are necessary to our acknowledgments at this time. We will, however, be reviewing the jurats on our generic documents which print for loans secured by property in Utah, to ensure compliance. Any modifications we make will be announced on our website (http://blog.docutechcorp.com/category/document-updates).