PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 1224, 2023, 2074,
PRINTER'S NO. 2154
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FOLMER, EICHELBERGER, TEPLITZ, FERLO, ERICKSON, BRUBAKER, SCHWANK, VULAKOVICH, VANCE AND SMITH, JUNE 17, 2013
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, JUNE 17, 2014
1Amending Title 57 (Notaries Public) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, in revised uniform law on notarial
3acts, further providing for appointment and commission as
4notary public, qualifications and no immunity or benefit <-and
5for regulations; and further providing for application for
6appointment to the office of notary public.
16(1) Be at least 18 years of age.
3(4) Be able to read and write English.
9(7) Comply with other requirements established by the
10department by regulation as necessary to insure the
11competence, integrity and qualifications of a notary public
12and to insure the proper performance of notarial acts. The
13department may promulgate regulations requiring applicants to
14submit criminal history record information as provided in 18
15Pa.C.S. Ch. 91 (relating to criminal history record
16information) as a condition of appointment.
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18(b) Application.--An individual qualified under subsection
19(a) may apply to the department for appointment and commission
20as a notary public. The application must comply with all of the
24(2) Be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $42,
25payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This amount
26shall include the application fee for notary public
27commission and fee for filing of the bond with the
29[(3) Bear an endorsement as follows:
30(i) Except as set forth in this paragraph, the
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10(d.2) Recording and filing.--
11(1) [Upon] Within 45 days after appointment and prior to
12entering into the duties of a notary public, the bond, oath
13of office and commission must be recorded in the office of
14the recorder of deeds of the county in which the notary
15public maintains an office.
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26§ 327. Regulations.
27(a) Authority.--Except as provided in section 329.1(a)
28(relating to fees of notaries public), the department may
29promulgate regulations to implement this chapter. Regulations
30regarding the performance of notarial acts with respect to
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5(7.1) Require applicants for appointment and commission
6as notaries public to submit criminal history record
7information as provided in 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91 (relating to
8criminal history record information) as a condition of
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11Section <-2 3. Notwithstanding section 5(a) of the act of
12August 21, 1953 (P.L.1323, No.373), known as The Notary Public
13Law, an application for appointment to the office of notary
14public shall not be required to bear:
22Section <-3 4. This act shall take effect as follows:
23(1) This section shall take effect immediately.
1amending Titles 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 57
2(Notaries Public) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes,
3enacting uniform laws on attestation in the areas of unsworn
4foreign declarations and notarial acts; making editorial
5changes; making related repeals; and abrogating a
6regulation," or immediately, whichever is later.