On March 13, 2018 Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN) signed into law Indiana S.B. 372 (2018), which amends various parts of Indiana’s law concerning notarial acts (see https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/senate/372#document-50bed3d4). From the Bill’s digest:
“Notarial acts. Makes technical changes to standardize language concerning registration of trademarks and regulation related to notarial acts. Specifies requirements related to notarial acts, including use of electronic documentation and technology for electronic notarial acts. Requires the secretary of state to adopt rules related to electronic notarial acts and remote notarial acts. Specifies requirements for remote notarial acts, including: (1) registration of a remote notary public; (2) certification of and record keeping related to remote notarial acts; (3) use of audio visual communication and recording; (4) verification of credentials; and (5) maintenance of records. Makes conforming amendments.” (see https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/senate/372#document-50bed3d4)
The effective dates of this bill vary. Some provisions are effective July 1, 2018, but most are effective July 1, 2019. These amendments are in addition to the ones passed in 2017 (announced here: https://compliance.docutech.com/2017/04/27/compliance-news-indiana-amends-laws-concerning-notarial-acts/).
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