First-time notary applicant and PAN member, Robin Carson, admitted she was nervous about taking the notary exam.
New Notary Public Law (RULONA)
We’ve answered a wide variety of your questions on RULONA, including those on the journal, education and notary wording. Here are some examples of the questions PAN has fielded since October 26, 2017 when the law became effective:
When filling out your notary application, you must use your “legal” name.
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, PAN will be celebrating the effective date of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) with a special PAN Trivia Question of the Week.
As of October 26, 2017, renewing Pennsylvania notaries who have a lapse in their commissions (even just one day) or do not get sworn into office within 45 days from the date their commission begins, will be required to take the notary examination.
There is misinformation out there regarding Pennsylvania’s new notary public law (RULONA), effective on October 26, 2017.
You may continue to use your current notary stamp until your next appointment. Then you must obtain a RULONA-compliant official notary stamp.
PAN phone lines have been ringing off the hook in the past several weeks since our members learned about the new notary public law (RULONA) and the education requirement. Let’s clear up the confusion.
Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvania notaries public that significant changes to the notary law will go into effect in October 2017, including an education requirement for all notaries and updated guidelines for the notary stamp.