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December 2018 News

Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act signed into law

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Governor Kasich signs the Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act

The Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act (Ohio Senate Bill 263) was signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018.  The new law will become effective June 19, 2019, which is six months from the date of signing.

The Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act:

Current notary publics will be subject to the new requirements at the time of their next renewal, if the renewal date is after the new law takes effect.

To view the complete history and specific language of Senate Bill 263, please click here to be directed to The Ohio Legislature's website.

OCRA has been in contact with the Ohio Society of Notaries to offer assistance in the development of the criteria under the new Ohio law and will provide updated documentation and education on the impact to our profession as it becomes available.


The theme for our 2019 Annual Conference is "Top of the Charts" and relates to all things musical.  On Saturday night of the conference, we'll have an open mic for the talented musicians among us to strut their stuff.  If you PLAY AN INSTRUMENT or SING, we want you! 
The event is being planned now so please contact President-Elect Kelly Linkowski at if you've got talent to share with us all.
Calling All Talent

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 is sure to be a ROCKING GREAT TIME!!

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More than Membership Partnership

The OCRA Board of Directors has set high goals and objectives to accomplish in 2019.  But we need your expertise and assistance to make them happen! 

Some of the objectives for 2019 include: 

What does OCRA need to get started toward our 2019 objectives?  YOU!  We need: 

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2019 membership drive

Thank you for your continued support of your association right here at home!


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