AL House Bill 99 | NNA

AL House Bill 99

Notary Law Update: AL House Bill 99

State: Alabama

Summary:

House Bill 99 makes it a Class A misdemeanor to knowingly act as a Notary Public without proper authority.

Signed:  May 14, 2012

Effective:  August 01, 2012

Chapter: Act No. 2012-382

Affects:

Adds Section 13A-10-132 to the Code of Alabama

Changes:
  1. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly act as a Notary Public without proper authority.
  2. Classifies the offense of knowingly acting as a Notary Public without proper authority a Class A misdemeanor.
Analysis:

House Bill 99 makes it a Class A misdemeanor to knowingly act as a Notary Public without proper authority. This statute could be applied in the future to situations such as the robo-signing crisis where persons in the mortgage default industry knowingly notarized foreclosure affidavits with invalid commissions or without a commission.

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