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AZ Senate Bill 1639

Notary Law Update: AZ Senate Bill 1639

State: Arizona

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.

Signed:  May 01, 2007

Effective:  July 30, 2007

Chapter: 177

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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