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RI House Bill 7531

Notary Law Update: RI House Bill 7531

State: Rhode Island

Summary:

Permits resident and non-resident certified public accountants to become commissioned as a Rhode Island Notaries Public.

Signed:  June 26, 2012

Effective:  June 26, 2012

Chapter: 449

Affects:

Amends Section 42-30-5 of the Rhode Island General Laws

Changes:
  1. Permits resident and non-resident certified public accountants to become commissioned as a Rhode Island Notaries Public upon application and presentation of a certificate of public accountancy. 
Analysis:

Rhode Island is the first state to allow certified public accountants to become commissioned as Notaries. A CPA may be a state resident or reside in another state. He or she must apply for a commission, pay the commissioning fee, and present his or her certificate of accountancy with the application. In Rhode Island, all applicants for a Notary commission except attorneys and certified public accountants must be state residents.

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