Notaries in New Mexico will face new requirements come Jan. 1 – Albuquerque Business First – Albuquerque Business First

Several new regulations are scheduled to take effect come Jan. 1, which will impact more than 28,000 commissioned notaries in New Mexico or those that wish to become one.
All current and future commissioned notary public will be required to get new official stamps to meet new legal requirements, according to Senate Bill 12, which was signed on April 5 and takes effect on New Year’s Day.
In addition, current and future commissioned notary public must keep a journal of notarial acts, and pass a training examination before being recommissioned.
The law also opens the door for notaries to apply for authorization for remote, online notarizations.
New Mexico has 28,071 active notaries, according to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office.
The Secretary of State’s office anticipates making an online video about the changes available in the coming weeks and has offered up answers to questions about the law change.
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