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NV Assembly Bill 227

Notary Law Update: NV Assembly Bill 227

State: Nevada

Summary:

Assembly Bill 227 amends the state’s Notary non-English advertising law with the prohibition against using the terms “Notario” and “Notario Publico.”

Signed:  May 03, 2005

Effective:  October 01, 2005

Chapter: 37

Affects:

Amends Nevada Revised Statutes 240.085

Changes:
  1. Prohibits a nonattorney-Notary from using the terms “Notario,” “Notario Publico” or an equivalent non-English term in any communication advertising the Notary’s services.
  2. Permits the Secretary of State to suspend the commission of a Notary who is found guilty of using the terms “Notario” and “Notario Publico” in an advertisement – for one year, and on the third such offense, revoke the commission.
  3. A Notary who is found guilty in a criminal prosecution for the above-mentioned offense shall be fined up to $2,000.
Analysis:

Assembly Bill 227 amends the state’s Notary non-English advertising law with the prohibition against using the terms “Notario” and “Notario Publico.” This law already requires Notaries advertising in a foreign language to include in the ad this statement: “I am not an attorney in the state of Nevada. am not licensed to give legal advice. I may not accept fees for giving legal advice.”

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