AZ Senate Bill 1639

Law

State: Arizona
Signed: May 01, 2007

Effective: July 30, 2007
Chapter: 177

Summary

Arizona has amended its statute with a provision clarifying that an applicant for a Notary commission must permanently and legally reside in Arizona if he or she is not a citizen of the United States.

Affects

Amends Arizona Revised Statutes 41-312

Changes
  1. Requires an applicant for a Notary commission to be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Analysis

In light of the 1984 Bernal v. Fainter U.S. Supreme Court decision, which established that U.S. citizenship could not be a qualification for a Notary Public commission, and the current immigration debate, Arizona has amended its statute with a provision clarifying that an applicant for a Notary commission must permanently and legally reside in Arizona if he or she is not a citizen of the U.S.

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