The governor signed Senate Bill 526 on May 14, 2015. The new law will revise the methods for a notary to verify documents and provide clarification of “reliable electronic means” of verification. The new law becomes effective on July 1.
House Bill 4488 signed by the governor March 21 and effective June 3 eliminates the requirement for notarization of articles of incorporation for cooperative associations.
State law requires a certificate of acknowledgment and jurat to have the exact language set forth in the statute (Civil Code section 1189 and Government Code section 8202.) Forms with the correct language are on the Secretary of State website
The Secretary of State posted a release regarding changes to notary law effective September 1. More information is available at http://filinginoregon.com/pages/notary/notary_news/notary-law-changes.html.