The first disciplinary action has been taken against an Allegheny County notary for a violation of the new notary law – RULONA.The notary failed to record in his journal the time of the notary act, the city and state where the customer lives, and a statement on the identity of the customer based on personal knowledge.
RULONA requires new mandated entries in a notary’s journal that includes:
- The date and time of the notary act. It is always the date and time in which your customer stands before you in person,
- A description of the record, if any, and the type of notary act,
- Notary fee, if charged,
- Clerical and administrative fees, if charged,
- Customer information including name and city and state where the customer lives, and
- Statement regarding the method of identification and any identification credential presented, including date of issue and expiration date.
If you are still using your old register to record entries, you must revise your register to include these new entries. PAN has a Notary Journal tutorial available on our Web site in the Member Portal that shows you how to revise your register.