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Rule

NE Administrative Rules (2021)

Notary Law Update: NE Administrative Rules (2021)

State: Nebraska

Summary:
Changes to Nebraska’s administrative rules for Notaries clarify the requirements for retaking a failed examination and matters related to the application fee for a commission.

Signed:  June 24, 2021

Effective:  June 27, 2021

Chapter: N/A

Affects:
Changes to Nebraska’s administrative rules for Notaries clarify the requirements for retaking a failed examination and matters related to the application fee for a commission.

Changes:
  1. Clarifies that to retake a failed examination, the applicant may reapply after 30 days and submit a new application and pay a new application fee.
  2. Repeals the prior rule stating that the application fee of $30 includes the affixation of the State Seal to the commission and approval of the bond.
  3. Repeals the prior rule stating that a refund of an application fee will only be issued if requested by the applicant upon failure of the third examination and within 2 years of initial payment.
Analysis:

The Nebraska Secretary of State has revised its Notary Public administrative rules. Previously, the rules said that an applicant who failed the Notary examination may be required to wait 30 days before retaking the exam. The new rule makes this more definitive: the Notary may reapply after waiting 30 days. They must also submit a new application and application fee. Another rule change clarifies the $30 fee is an application fee only and no longer includes approving the bond. The final rule change strikes the prior rule on the refund policy for submitted application fees.

Read the administrative rule.

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