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Sunset Revised Uniform Law On Notarial Acts

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of notaries by the secretary of state in the department of state, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2022 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies and making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies, as specified in the department's sunset review of the "Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts" (law), as follows:

  • Continues the law for 9 years, until September 1, 2032;
  • Repeals the requirement that a certificate evidencing a notarial act performed by a notary public indicate the date of expiration of the notary public's commission; and
  • Increases the maximum statutory fees from $5 to $15 for each document attested by a person before a notary public and from $10 to $25 for the notary public's electronic signature.

The act also:

  • Establishes requirements and limitations for the use of interpreters in the facilitation of notarial acts, including a prohibition against the use of an interpreter who has a disqualifying interest, as described in the act, in the transaction for which a notarial act is being performed;
  • Limits the liability of a notarial officer for errors in interpretation made in the facilitation of a notarial act; and
  • Appropriates $96,568 for the 2023-24 state fiscal year from the department of state cash fund to the department of state.

APPROVED by Governor May 17, 2023


PORTIONS EFFECTIVE September 1, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details