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IL Senate Bill 62

Notary Law Update: IL Senate Bill 62

State: Illinois

Summary:

Senate Bill 62 clarifies that Notaries may take oaths of office, any other required oath, affidavits and depositions, not only in their respective counties, as the statute previously stated, but outside them as well.

Signed:  June 28, 2011

Effective:  January 01, 2012

Chapter: Public Act No. 36

Affects:

Amends 5 ILCS 255/2

Changes:
  1. Removes a provision that limited courts, judges, judicial clerks, county clerks, deputy county clerks, the Secretary of State, Notaries and shorthand reporters to administering oaths and taking affidavits and depositions only in their respective districts, circuits, counties, or jurisdictions.
Analysis:

Senate Bill 62 clarifies that Notaries may take oaths of office, any other required oath, affidavits and depositions, not only in their respective counties, as the statute previously stated, but anywhere. With this clarification, 5 ILCS 255/2 aligns with 5 ILCS 3/105, which states, “[a] notary public shall have authority to perform notarial acts throughout the State so long as the notary resides in the same county in which the notary was commissioned.”

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