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FL House Bill 7055

Notary Law Update: FL House Bill 7055

State: Florida

Summary:

House Bill 7055 repeals the authority of the Department of State to issue administrative rules related to authentication of a civil law Notary’s signature and seal.

Signed:  April 13, 2012

Effective:  July 01, 2012

Chapter: 2012-116

Affects:

Amends Section 118.12 of the Florida Statutes

Changes:
  1. Repeals the authority of the Department of State to issue administrative rules related to authentication of a civil law Notary’s signature and seal.
Analysis:

Rulemaking is the express authority delegated by the Legislature for an administrative agency to adopt policy statements that implement or interpret statute. HB 7055 repeals statutory provisions authorizing rulemaking. A number of statutes authorizing rulemaking have proven unnecessary or for other reasons have never been used. Some statutes contain unnecessary, confusing, or obsolete rulemaking language. The Department of State (DOS) had been granted rulemaking authority to publish rules related to the issuance of apostilles for the authentic acts of Florida civil law Notaries, but DOS has not used the rulemaking authority for implementation of the section and did not object to its repeal.

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