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Law

UT House Bill 276

Notary Law Update: UT House Bill 276

State: Utah

Summary:

House Bill 276 now allows individuals who do not reside in Utah but have been employed in Utah for at least 30 days to apply for a Notary Public commission.

Signed:  March 16, 2021

Effective:  May 05, 2021

Chapter: TBD

Affects:
Amends Sections 46-1-3 and 46-1-21 of the Utah Code Annotated.

Changes:
  1. Authorizes an individual to apply for a Notary commission if the individual has been employed in Utah for at least 30 days immediately before applying for a commission.
  2. Requires a Notary to maintain permanent residency or employment in Utah during the term of the Notary's commission.
  3. Requires a Notary who does not maintain permanent residency or employment in Utah during the term of the Notary's commission to resign the commission in accordance with UCA 46-1-21.
  4. Modifies UCA 46-1-21(2) to include a failure to be employed in Utah as grounds to resign the commission.
  5. Makes technical changes.
Analysis:

Utah is one of several states that up until the enactment of House Bill 276 allowed only residents of Utah to apply for and obtain a Notary commission. The bill also amends other statutes to conform with the new provision, such as a requirement to maintain employment during the term of commission and to resign the commission if the Notary fails to maintain employment.

Read the bill text.

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