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RI Senate Bill 2534

Notary Law Update: RI Senate Bill 2534

State: Rhode Island

Summary:

Senate Bill 2534 eliminates the requirement for an applicant for a Notary commission to be a resident and qualified elector of Rhode Island.

Signed:  August 13, 2016

Effective:  August 13, 2016

Chapter: 532

Affects:

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

Changes:
  1. Eliminates the requirement that a Notary Public must be a qualified elector.
  2. Requires an applicant for a Notary commission to reside legally or conduct business on a regular basis within Rhode Island.
Analysis:

Senate Bill 2534 opens up the ability to become a Rhode Island Notary to residents of other states who reside legally or conduct business on a regular basis within Rhode Island. Gone is the requirement that an applicant must also be a qualified elector of Rhode Island. This change brings Rhode Island's commissioning qualifications more in line with other states in the immediate vicinity and across the nation.

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