North Dakota Governor Signs Remote Online Notary Bill
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum recently signed House Bill 1110 into law enabling remote online notarizations (RON).
The bill, which revises the state’s Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA), goes into effect Aug. 1, 2019. The Secretary of State must promulgate rules before remote online transactions can be performed in the state.
North Dakota joins 17 other states that recognize some form of RON, including Arizona, Indiana, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
In the picture to the right are: Front row: Secretary of State Al Jaeger, Gov. Gov. Doug Burgum and House Speaker Larry Klemin; Back row: Parrell Krossman of the Consumer Protection Division of the North Dakota Attorney General's Office, Nick Hacker, president of North Dakota Guaranty & Title, and Judge Gail Hagerty; Not pictured is Michael O’Neal of First American Title Insurance Co.
REMOTE ONLINE NOTARIZATION
Green: Passed Remote Online Notarization; Orange: Passed second chamber; Purple: Active legislation; Red: Legislation failed