DC B20-0986 | NNA
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DC B20-0986

Notary Law Update: DC B20-0986

State: Washington DC

Summary:

In this emergency legislation, the District of Columbia Council repeals the Notary Public Review Board, whose duties were defined in Sections 2411 through 2422 of Title 17, Chapter 24 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

Signed:  November 18, 2014

Effective:  November 18, 2014

Chapter: Act No. 20-0481

Affects:

Repeals Sections 2411 through 2422 of Title 17, Chapter 24 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations

Changes:
  1. Repeals sections in the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations that established and outlined the duties of the Notary Public Review Board.
Analysis:

In this emergency legislation, the District of Columbia Council eliminates a number of non-functioning or dormant boards established by the Mayor, including the Notary Public Review Board, whose duties were defined in Sections 2411 through 2422 of Title 17, Chapter 24 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. The Board was established by regulation in 1973 to assist the Mayor in investigating complaints against Notaries by receiving petitions for review sent to the Secretary of the District of Columbia concerning complaints against Notaries, holding hearings on the issues involved in each case, and making a final determination in each case. The Board was comprised of the Corporation Counsel or an alternate designated by the Corporation Counsel, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs or an alternate designated by the Director, and a public member who is an attorney and a member of the District of Columbia Bar designated by the President of the District of Columbia Bar.

Enacted as emergency legislation, the bill is effective for 90 days only. To make the law permanent, the District Council would have to enact future legislation to make the repeal permanent or enact temporary legislation to continue the repeal as a stopgap measure. Any legislation to make the repeal of the Board permanent would have to be enacted by the Council, signed by the Mayor (or the Mayor’s veto overridden) and approved by the U.S. Congress.

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