New California Law - AB 2326

SUMMARY: Assembly Bill 2326 prohibits the performance of a proof of execution by subscribing witness and requires a thumbprint to be entered into the Notary’s journal for any document affecting real property. Currently, California Notaries know that journal thumbprints are required for all powers of attorney, deeds, quitclaim deeds, and deeds of trust affecting real property and that they cannot perform a proof on powers of attorney, grant deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, quitclaim deeds and security agreements. Documents requiring journal thumbprints and prohibited for proofs are either specified by name or document type.

BILL: Assembly Bill 2326
EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2013
SIGNED: August 27, 2012
AFFECTS: Amends Section 1195 of the Civil Code and amends Sections 8206 and 27287 of the Government Code.

View the full text of California Assembly Bill 2326.