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TN Senate Bill 3110

Notary Law Update: TN Senate Bill 3110

State: Tennessee

Summary:

Senate Bill 3110 authorizes licensed court reporters to administer oaths, swear in witnesses and record depositions without having a Tennessee Notary commission, and no longer requires a transcript taken by a court reporter to be notarized.

Signed:  July 01, 2010

Effective:  July 01, 2010

Chapter: 1123

Affects:

Amends Section 20-9-603 of the Tennessee Code Annotated

Changes:
  1. Authorizes a licensed court reporter to administer oaths, swear in witnesses and record depositions without holding a Tennessee Notary commission. Note: Section 2 and 10, which also modify the statute containing the authorization to administer oaths, exempt court reporting services paid for by a federal agency or other instrumentality of the United States or criminal matters under Title 40 of the TCA Therefore, presumably a court reporter would not be authorized to administer oaths or swear in witnesses in these matters.
  2. No longer requires a transcript taken by a court reporter to be notarized.
Analysis:

Senate Bill 3110 authorizes licensed court reporters to administer oaths and take depositions without holding a Notary Public commission in all matters except for criminal matters pursuant to Title 40 of the Tennessee Code Annotated or court reporting services paid for by a federal agency or other instrumentality of the United States. In granting these powers, the TCA still allows commissioned Notaries to perform these notarial acts. The bill also no longer requires a transcript taken by a court reporter – such as for a deposition – to be notarized.

Read the bill text.

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