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Kansas Amends Notary Public Regulations Affecting Remote Notarization

The Kansas Secretary of State recently amended its regulations affecting notaries public, including remote notarization regulations. The amendment notably establishes communication technology standards for notarial acts performed by remotely located individuals; requires notaries public to retain audiovisual recordings for 10 years and establishes requirements for such retention; establishes surety bond standards; establishes education and examination requirements for notaries public who intend to perform notarizations of electronic records or for remotely located individuals; and establishes a complaint process against notaries public.