2019 was good for public notice for the newspaper industry, according to the Public Notice Resource Center. 

The center has been following some 360 public-notice-related bills introduced this year, including 80 that passed and were made law. Most of these bills added new notice requirements, according to the PNRC. The sole bill that could have a sizeable effect on a state’s public notice statute, an eligibility law in Virginia, was supported by that state’s press association, the PNRC says.

None of the bills introduced in 11 states that would have taken most public notice out of papers made it out of committee, PNRC reported. That number is about even with 2018, but is less than in 2017, when lawmakers in 26 states introduced legislation to scrap newspaper notice, the PNRC reports.

The Nevada-based PNRC was established in 2003 by American Court and Commercial Newspapers Inc. ACCN is a professional organization of court, legal and commercial newspapers.

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