Legislative UpDates

NCNA Members,

Your legislative committee has and will continue to represent all of our members while working with the NC Secretary of State and other stakeholders from across NC while we work on the proposed legislative changes.

Some of the changes that we are advocating for include:

  • When performing a Remote Online Notarization to be able to provide the service for anybody located anywhere in the US, US territory, or other US jurisdictions. This will keep NC a business-friendly state while keeping NC notaries in line with our counterparts in other states.

  • The ability to be able to charge for mileage and other ancillary expenses to help offset our expense of serving the public.

  • Mandate that a journal should be kept by every notary.

  • In the interest of the public that a database should be created for the public to verify a notary's commission status with the state.

  • To allow for an exception to the current (and proposed) identification requirement. Currently the men and women of our armed forces are being penalized due to military/DoD identification cards lacking a signature or physical description on the identification. Therefore, making the identification unacceptable under the current requirements.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about the proposed RON bills please reach out to the legislative committee at legislation@ncnotary.org. I want to take a moment to say thank you to the members of the legislative committee for their hard work and effort they are putting in to represent our members. 

Jonathan L Brown Guerrero

Legislative Envoy and Committee Chair

Recently Passed Legislation

Proposed Bills

The North Carolina General Assembly is currently reviewing two different proposed bills to bring Remote Online Notarization (RON) to North Carolina.

* The following bills have NOT been passed and signed into law.

HOUSE BILL 776

SENATE BILL  680

Previous Legislative Changes