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House Passes Secure Notarization Act

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Secure Notarization Act (H.R.3962), which would authorize the use of remote online notarization (RON) and create national standards and protections for its use.

Industry groups including the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) had pressed for national baseline standards for RON, as previously a patchwork of state laws on its use created challenges for lenders, thus slowing adoption.

The Act “requires U.S. courts and states to recognize notarizations—including

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