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OR Administrative Rule (Commissioning Qualification)

Notary Law Update: OR Administrative Rule (Commissioning Qualification)

State: Oregon

Summary:

This amended regulation clarifies that in order for one’s practice to meet the requirement for a commission under the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts Section 20, an applicant for a Notary commission must have a “practice” of conducting a course of repeated notarizations in Oregon beyond a 30-day period. 

Signed:  March 04, 2014

Effective:  March 06, 2014

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Adds new subsection (8) to Section 160-100-0000 of the Oregon Administrative Rules 

Changes:

For the purpose of Sec. 20, ch. 219, Oregon Laws 2013, defines “practice” to mean conducting a course of repeated notarizations in Oregon beyond a 30 day period. 

Analysis:

The Oregon Secretary of State has amended its Notary regulations with a definition of the term “practice” as it is used in Section 20 of the Revised Uniform Law of Notarial Acts (RULONA). Oregon enacted the RULONA last year and it took effect September 1, 2013. In Section 20 of the RULONA, an applicant for a Notary commission must be a resident of Oregon or have a place of employment or “practice” in Oregon. This is the qualification that is addressed by the new definition in the regulation. In order for one’s practice to meet the requirement for a commission, an applicant must have a “practice” of conducting a course of repeated notarizations in Oregon beyond a 30-day period. In other words, to be qualified to become a Notary, one must not just occasionally perform notarizations in Oregon as part of a practice as an attorney, Notary Signing Agent, paralegal, etc. Rather, one must habitually practice performing notarizations “repeatedly” beyond a 30-day period.

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