Senate Passes Ward Legislation Updating Notary Signature Rules

HARRISBURG – The Senate approved legislation today that modernizes signature rules for notary publics, Sen. Judy Ward announced (R-30).

Senate Bill 807, sponsored by Ward, eliminates the 50-cent registration fee for an official notary public signature and adds the office of the recorder of deeds to the signature requirements.

In addition, the measure provides for electronic transfer of the notary’s signature to the appropriate prothonotary office. A hard copy of the signature will be provided when an electronic transfer is not feasible.

“I am pleased that my legislation modernizing the state’s notary public law has passed the Senate,” says Senator Judy Ward.  “This bill provides commonsense, good government reforms to help local governments operate more effectively and efficiently for the taxpayer.”

The legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.

CONTACT: Nathan Akers, 717-787-2421

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