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ME House Bill 850

Notary Law Update: ME House Bill 850

State: Maine

Summary:

House Bill 850 repeals the a 2007 law creating a Notary Public Review Board, whose purpose was to investigate allegations into Notary misconduct and present recommendations for disposition of complaints to the Secretary of State. The Board had been inactive.

Signed:  June 14, 2011

Effective:  September 27, 2011

Chapter: Public Law No. 2011-344

Affects:

Repeals 5 MRSA Section 82-B

Changes:
  1. Repeals the Notary Public Review Board, created to review complaints filed against Notaries public and recommend disposition of complaints to the Secretary of State.
Analysis:

House Bill 850 repeals the new Notary Public Review Board, which was created in 2007 to investigate allegations into Notary misconduct and present recommendations for disposition of complaints to the Secretary of State. The statute creating the Board provided for the composition of the Board and their powers. The Board had the authority to recommend that a Notary’s commission be denied, suspended, revoked or not renewed or any other action the Board deemed appropriate. It had been inactive and was among other boards and commissions chosen for repeal.

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