NH House Bill 151 | NNA

NH House Bill 151

Notary Law Update: NH House Bill 151

State: New Hampshire

Summary:

House Bill 151 repeals the laws related to marital masters, including the authorization of marital masters to perform notarial acts under RSA 456-B:3, I(b).

Signed:  May 15, 2012

Effective:  April 05, 2016

Chapter: 2012-66

Affects:

Amends Section 456-B:3, I(b) of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

Changes:

Repeals the laws related to marital masters, including the authorization of marital masters to perform notarial acts under RSA 456-B:3, I(b).

Analysis:

In New Hampshire, family law courts are presided over by “marital masters,” special judges who are authorized to hear domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody and visitation between unwed parties, child support, legal separation, paternity, interstate custody and child support, domestic violence between wed and unwed parties, and grandparent visitation. These justices are granted 5-year terms. HB 151 seeks to streamline the court system by integrating family law cases into the broader court system. The bill does away with marital masters on April 5, 2016, when the last contract of a marital master expires. Since marital masters are authorized under statute to perform notarial acts, this authorization will be repealed on April 5, 2016.

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