Remote On-Line Notarization
Even with the legislature focused on a specific agenda, NCR was able to advance one of our top legislative priorities. House bill 776, Remote Online Notarization (RON), was signed into law by Gov. Cooper on July 8. North Carolina now joins 39 other states who have passed this necessary legislation that’s a reflection of the technology-based world we live in.
The pandemic highlighted the need to be able to notarize and safely sign documents electronically. The NCR lobbying team passed legislation during the 2020 session to allow real estate transactions to continue during the pandemic. Therefore, RON was allowed as a temporary solution. Once the temporary solution expired, NCR knew that this pandemic-driven necessity should become a permanent solution.
After months of negotiations and strategizing, a consumer, attorney and/or notary can now be in different locations and safely sign documents electronically. The passage of RON marks a major win for our industry.
Please stay turned for the July 22nd Advocate for the second part the legislative wrap-up.
If you have any questions, please contact Pam Melton, Director Political and External Communications.