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GA House Bill 41

Notary Law Update: GA House Bill 41

State: Georgia

Summary:

House Bill 41 reverses an Attorney General ruling last year that the “judicial operations fund fee” of $125 assessed for court filings applies to the issuance of certificates of appointment and reappointment of Notaries, reducing the fee for a Notary commission from $162 to $37.

Signed:  March 11, 2011

Effective:  July 01, 2011

Chapter: Act No. 7

Affects:

Amends Section 15-21A-6.1 of the Georgia Code Annotated

Changes:
  1. Clarifies that the $125 “judicial operations fund fee” assessed by each clerk of a county superior court for court filings does not apply to the issuance of certificates of appointment and reappointment of Notaries Public. 
Analysis:

Last year the cost of a Notary commission in Georgia skyrocketed to $162 as a result of an opinion by the Georgia Attorney General that Notary commission certificates were subject to a “judicial operations fund fee” of $125 assessed by each clerk of the county superior court for all court filings. House Bill 41 essentially reverses this ruling by stating in statute that the judicial operations fund fee does not apply to the issuance of Notary certificates of appointment or reappointment. Thus, effective immediately, the fee for a Notary commission in Georgia has been reduced from $162 to $37.

Read the bill text.

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