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MT Administrative Rule (Commissioning)

Notary Law Update: MT Administrative Rule (Commissioning)

State: Montana

Summary:

In an amendment to its administrative rules, Montana updates the information to be required on an application for a Notary commission and adds provisions related to cancelation of a commission.

Signed:  January 07, 2008

Effective:  January 18, 2008

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Amends Sections 44.15.101 and 44.15.104 of the Montana Administrative Rules

Changes:
  1. Requires an applicant for a Notary commission to include on the application the applicant's email address and applicant's employer's email address.
  2. Removes the requirement that the applicant provide his or her Social Security number on the application for a commission.
  3. Removes the requirement that the applicant certify that he or she is a U.S. citizen on the application for a commission.
  4. Provides that an informal or formal hearing process may be held by the Secretary to determine whether the commission of a Notary may be revoked.
  5. Provides that a hearing conducted to determine whether to revoke the commission of a Notary may be held before a panel appointed by the Secretary of State or by a hearing officer appointed by the Secretary, and provides that the panel must be made up of qualified departmental personnel including the deputy responsible for the Notary Division, a currently commissioned Notary, and one other individual as determined by the Secretary.
Analysis:

This change to Montana's administrative rules updates procedures for applying for a commission to become a Notary. No longer will an applicant for a commission be asked to provide his or her Social Security number or certify that he or she is a U.S. citizen, but an applicant will now be required to provide his or her email address and the email address of the applicant's employer.

The other part of the revised rule updates procedures for hearings to determine if a Notary's commission should be revoked. The new provisions ensure that a commissioned Notary will be part of a panel appointed by the Secretary.

Read the text of the administrative rule.

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