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NE Legislative Bill 382

Notary Law Update: NE Legislative Bill 382

State: Nebraska

Summary:

Legislative Bill 382 makes needed refinements to the elements appearing in a Notary’s official seal that should make the seal less prone to negligent use and fraud.

Signed:  May 16, 2007

Effective:  September 01, 2007

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Amends Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 64-210

Changes:
  1. Clarifies that the Notary’s official ink stamp seal must contain the Notary’s name as it appears on the commission.
  2. Repeals provisions allowing Notaries to use the initial letters of the Notary’s first and middle names in the seal and requiring Notaries to write or stamp the commission expiration date below the Notary’ signature.
  3. Requires the Notary’s commission expiration date to appear on the official ink stamp seal. (Note: previously, it was optional.)
  4. Exempts Notaries who were commissioned before the effective date of the new law from obtaining a new seal with the new seal elements until their commissions expire and they are appointed to a new term.
Analysis:

Legislative Bill 382 makes needed refinements to the elements appearing in a Notary’s official seal that should make the seal less prone to negligent use and fraud. Now, the seal must contain the Notary’s official commission name and not an abbreviation of this or any other name. By requiring the Notary’s commission expiration date to appear in the seal, the seal now has an effective “shelf life” of four years, making it less likely that the seal will be used by a Notary whose commission has expired.

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