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LA Senate Bill 226

Notary Law Update: LA Senate Bill 226

State: Louisiana

Summary:

Senate Bill 226 appears to have been enacted to make it more convenient for Notaries to add a legible and photocopiable commission name to notarized documents.

Signed:  June 24, 2004

Effective:  August 15, 2004

Chapter: Act No. 455

Affects:

Amends and reenacts R.S. 35:12(A), (B), and (D) and 511(3)

Changes:
  1. For each official act, requires the Notary to type, print or stamp his or her official commission name after affixing a signature (previously, Notaries could only type or print their names), and requires all public recording and filing agencies in the state to reject documents without the name so typed, printed or stamped after January 1, 2005.
  2. Requires Notaries to insert in their official acts the full name of each signing party, not just the initials, and defines a “full name.”
Analysis:

This bill appears to have been enacted to make it more convenient for Notaries to add a legible and photocopiable commission name to notarized documents. In so doing, a door for stamp and / or seal sales in Louisiana may have been opened for us. (Currently, Louisiana Notaries are not required to use a seal of office.)

Read the bill text.

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