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SD Senate Bill 49

Notary Law Update: Senate Bill 49

State: South Dakota

Summary:

Senate Bill 49 raises the fee for a certificate issued by the Secretary of State with the great seal of South Dakota from $5 to $25, including an apostille or certificate of authority for a notarized document.

Signed:  March 29, 2016

Effective:  July 01, 2016

Chapter: TBD

Affects:

Amends Section 1-8-10 of the South Dakota Codified Laws.

Changes:
  1. Raises the fee for a certificate with the official seal of South Dakota issued by the Secretary of State from $5 to $25. Note: This includes certificates of authority or apostilles attached to notarized documents.
Analysis:

As part of a larger bill to revise fees charged by the Secretary of State's office, SB 49 raises the fee to obtain an apostille or certificate of authority. An apostille or certificate of authority is issued by the Secretary of State to prove the Notary who notarized a document was duly commissioned on the date of notarization. The document, bearing the certificate, is then sent overseas to be received in the country of destination. It should be noted that while SB 49 raises the fee for an apostille and certificate of authority, it does not raise the fee for applying for a Notary commission. That fee stays at $30. SB 49 also authorizes an expenditure for an online business registration and filing system in the Secretary's office. It remains to be seen if this online system will accommodate the submission of Notary Public applications.

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