RI House Bill 7531

Law

State: Rhode Island
Signed: June 26, 2012

Effective: June 26, 2012
Chapter: 449

Summary

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

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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