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Law

LA House Bill 134

Notary Law Update: LA House Bill 134

State: Louisiana

Summary:

House Bill 134 makes various changes and repeals regarding the qualification for commissioning as a Notary.

Signed:  May 24, 2019

Effective:  August 01, 2019

Chapter: Act No. 9

Affects:

Amends Section 35:191 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

Changes:
  1. Clarifies that an applicant for a Notary commission who has been issued a high school equivalency diploma must take a high school equivalency test approved by the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges as a qualification. 
  2. Shortens the deadline for submission of a Notary application and application fee from 60 days to 30 days prior to the date of the Notary examination. 
  3. Repeals provisions in the statute related to Notaries Public who were displaced by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita that have already expired. 
Analysis:

House Bill makes a couple of changes to Louisiana's Notary commissioning law. It replaces the reference to the General Education Development test that is a qualification for a commission with a high school equivalency text approved by the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. It also reduces from 60 days to 30 days the deadline for submitting an application for a Notary commission and the application fee prior to the date of the Notary examination. Finally, the bill repeals certain provisions in the statute that had previously expired.

Read the bill text.

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