LA House Bill 709


State: Louisiana
Signed: June 05, 2016

Effective: June 05, 2016
Chapter: Act No. 363


House Bill 709 provides for the appointment of ex officio Notaries Public for the Department of Insurance.


Creates Section 35:396 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

  1. Authorizes the Commissioner of Insurance to designate 6 employees of the Department of Insurance as ex officio Notaries Public.
  2. Authorizes these ex officio Notaries to administer oaths and to receive sworn statements for matters limited within the official functions of the Department.
  3. Provides that an ex officio notary appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance shall perform Notary functions without compensation.
  4. Provides that the Commissioner of Insurance may suspend or terminate an appointment as an ex officio Notary Public at any time.
  5. Provides that appointment as an ex officio Notary Public automatically terminates with a separation from employment.

Louisiana law authorizes many state or local government departments to appoint "ex officio" Notaries Public for the purpose of providing notarial services for the respective departments. Unlike regularly-commissioned Louisiana Notaries, ex officio Notaries usually have limited powers and must not charge for their services. House Bill 709 allows for the appointment of such ex officio Notaries within the Department of Insurance.

Read House Bill 709.