Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1193 -- Notaries Public

Sponsor:  Self

This bill revises various provisions regarding notaries public.
In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Removes the requirement that applicants provide their Social
Security number on the application;

(2)  Requires applicants to list misdemeanor violations on the

(3)  Requires applicants to complete a computer-based or other
notary training prior to submitting an application;

(4)  Details the information that notaries must record in their
required journals;

(5)  Provides that effective August 28, 2004, the Secretary of
State will issue a commission number for all new and renewal
notary appointments.  The commission number must be included on
every notary certificate;

(6)  Requires that a request for an amended commission must be
made within 30 days of the change necessitating the amendment;

(7)  Allows notaries to charge a travel fee separate from the
notarial fee;

(8)  Requires notaries to notify the Secretary of State
immediately if their notary seal is stolen; and

(9)  Clarifies the powers of the Secretary of State to administer
the notary public laws.

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 23, 2004 at 11:14 am