Here's a rundown by state of legislation availability
Additionally, you can click on each state to learn more.

* Under UETA
** Legislation passed but not yet effective

The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN Act) is federal legislation that provides a general rule of validity for electronic records and signatures for transactions in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce. The E-Sign Act allows the use of electronic records to satisfy any statute, regulation, or rule of law requiring that such information be provided in writing, if the consumer has affirmatively consented to such use and has not withdrawn such consent.

The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), proposed by the Uniform Law Commission, establishes the legal equivalence of electronic records and signatures with paper writings and manually-signed signatures, removing barriers to electronic signatures. Versions of UETA have been adopted by the vast majority of U.S. states with varying modifications. Please consult your state’s version of UETA for provisions applicable to your state.

Introducing Remote Online Notarization, or "RON"
Have you ever wished you could get a document notarized without having to leave your couch? In a remote online notarization, the notary and the signer are in different physical locations and interact solely through a video-enabled online portal, similar to a Skype or FaceTime call. Throughout the remote notarization process, the parties can hear and see each other contemporaneously and view the document to be signed. Each party can apply his/her electronic signature and the remote notary can apply any required stamp or seal. Once notarized, the documents are sealed and sent to the parties for their intended use.


Notary and signer appearing in person and executing the document in the same location

Remote Online Notarization

Notary and signer appearing via webcam and executing the document from different locations

RON across the United States
Below is a breakdown of RON activity by state: