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LA House Bill 357

Notary Law Update: LA House Bill 357

State: Louisiana

Summary:

House Bill 357 designates any non-resident individual licensed to practice law in Louisiana as an ex officio Notary Public, authorizes such individual to perform notarial acts in any parish in which he or she maintains an office to practice law and requires such individual to post the bond or insurance required under R.S. 35:71.

Signed:  June 30, 2010

Effective:  August 15, 2010

Chapter: Act No. 692

Affects:

Adds Section 35:412 to the Louisiana Revised Statutes

Changes:
  1. Designates any non-resident individual licensed to practice law in Louisiana as an ex officio Notary Public without further qualification and authorizes such individual to perform notarial acts only in a parish in which he or she maintains an office to practice law, upon filing a certificate of good standing from the Supreme Court and his or her current office and residence address with the Secretary of State.
  2. Authorizes each such an ex officio Notary Public to use the designation “notary public ex officio” when notarizing, clarifies that all notarial acts are considered the practice of law and permits the Notary to charge customary and reasonable fees for such acts.
  3. Requires such ex officio Notary to post a bond or maintain insurance as required by R.S. 35:71.
Analysis:

Louisiana without doubt has the largest number of ex officio Notaries Public of any U.S. jurisdiction, and now there are more. House Bill 357 designates any non-resident individual licensed to practice law in Louisiana as an ex officio Notary Public, authorizes such individual to perform notarial acts only in any parish in which he or she maintains an office to practice law and requires such individual to post the bond or insurance required under R.S. 35:71.

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