PRINTER'S NO. 989
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
807
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY J. WARD, HUTCHINSON, DUSH, SCHWANK AND KEARNEY,
JULY 7, 2021
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, JULY 7, 2021
AN ACT
Amending Title 57 (Notaries Public) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in revised uniform law on notarial
acts, further providing for appointment and commission as
notary public, qualifications and no immunity or benefit.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 321(d.1) of Title 57 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 321. Appointment and commission as notary public;
qualifications; no immunity or benefit.
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(d.1) Official signature.--
(1) The official signature of each notary public shall
be registered[, for a fee of 50¢,] in the "Notary Register"
provided for that purpose in the prothonotary's office or the
office of the recorder of deeds of the county where the
notary public maintains an office within:
(i) 45 days after appointment or reappointment; and
(ii) 30 days after moving to a different county.
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(2) In a county of the second class, the official
signature of each notary public shall be registered in the
office of the clerk of courts within the time periods
specified in paragraph (1).
(3) On the same day that an official signature of a
notary public is registered under paragraph (1), the office
of the recorder of deeds may electronically transfer a copy
of the official signature of the notary public to the
prothonotary's office of the county where the notary public
maintains an office. In lieu of an electronic transfer, a
hard copy of the official signature shall be provided to the
prothonotary's office.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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