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TN Senate Bill 3195

Notary Law Update: TN Senate Bill 3195

State: Tennessee

Summary:

Senate Bill 3195 adjusts certain fees that county clerks may charge Notaries, among many other fee adjustments for county clerks.

Signed:  May 14, 2008

Effective:  July 01, 2008

Chapter: 924

Affects:

Amends Section 8-21-701 of the Tennessee Code Annotated

Changes:
  1. Raises the fee for recording a Notary’s official bond from $1.50 to $2.00; and for certifying a Notary’s election to the Secretary of State from $5.00 to $7.00.
  2. Reduces the fee from $7.00 to $5.00 for receiving and forwarding to the Secretary of State notification of a Notary’s change of name or address.
Analysis:

In Tennessee as in many states, the legislature must act to adjust the fees charged by county clerks for its services. Senate Bill 3195 raises the fee for filing a Notary bond from $1.50 to $2.00 and states that a county clerk may charge $5.00 for receiving and forwarding notification of a Notary’s change of name or address. There is an apparent discrepancy in the this latter amount and the fee specified by TCA 8-16-109, where the statute says the fee to be charged is $7.00, 2.00 of which must be forwarded to the Secretary of State. Perhaps SB 3195 simply attempts to clarify the amount the county clerk can retain.

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