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Notary Blog

Notary and Motor Vehicle News

The latest information on notary and motor vehicle news for the state of Pennsylvania.

The Department of State's Disciplinary Actions: November 2020

by PAN
Two notaries from two counties were disciplined by the Department of State for violations against the notary public law in November, 2020. Read more

Odometer Exemption Change Effective January 1, 2021

by PAN
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final ruling to amend the odometer disclosure exemption from 10 years to 20 years. The final rule is effective January 1, 2021. Read more

Governor Signs Remote Online Notarization Bill Into Law

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On Oct. 29, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 2370 into law, amending the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) to make remote online notarization (RON) permanent in Pennsylvania. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin on New Registration Plate

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Act 48, signed into law on July 1, 2020, has added section 1369.4 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin on Act 64 of 2020

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Act 64, signed into law on July 23, 2020, has amended multiple sections of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Read more

Answering the Criminal History Question on Your Application

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In this article we discuss how to answer the criminal history question on your application. Read more

Medical Workers' Badges Won't Show Last Names

by PAN
Effective August 31, 2020, the last names of medical workers do not have to appear on their name badges. Read more

I-9 Forms for Remote Workers Extended 30 Days

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The deadline for I-9 forms for remote workers only has been extended for 30 days. Read more

PAN's YouTube Channel Features Webinar Replays

by PAN
In addition to notary instructional videos, PAN's YouTube channel also has replays of our webinars. Read more

The Appointment Process

by PAN
A list of what you need to do when obtaining your notary commission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Feature Allows Document Search by Notary in Philly

by PAN
Philadelphia City Records Commissioner James Leonard has created a searchable notary database to help combat fraud in the city. Read more

Let Freedom Ring License Plate Available Soon

by PAN
In celebration of the United States' 250th birthday, PennDOT will release a newly designed license plate. Read more

Notary Reappointment Checklist

by PAN
A list of what is required when renewing your notary commission in Pennsylvania. Read more

Beware Remote Notarization of Wills, POAs

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Remote online notarization of estate documents may not be feasible. Read more

Electronic Journals

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The correct type of electronic journal to use according to the notary public law. Read more

Act 64 Exempts Some Limited POAs

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A bill signed into law exempts limited powers of attorney (POAs) used to sell, purchase or transfer manufactured homes from expiring in 90 days. Read more

Changes to PA Driver's Licenses and ID Cards

by PAN
PennDOT announced that a non-binary designation may be added to driver's licenses and photo ID cards. Read more

Disciplinary Actions - May/June 2020

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A list of Department of State disciplinary actions against Pennsylvania notaries. Read more

Notary News From Around the U.S.

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News stories about notaries from around the United States. Read more

PAN's YouTube Video on PennDOT Death Procedures - Part 1

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PAN Instructor Jon Marencel leads you through Part 1 of a new YouTube series on PennDOT death procedures. Read more

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