Bill Details - HB256 (2019)

HB 256-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Mar2019... 0098h

2019 SESSION

19-0360

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 256-FN

 

AN ACT establishing reciprocity for notaries in abutting states.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a resident of an abutting state who is a registered notary in such state and who carries on a trade, business, or practice in New Hampshire may become a notary in New Hampshire.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2019... 0098h 19-0360

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing reciprocity for notaries in abutting states.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Notary Public; Application; Nonresidents.  Amend RSA 455:2 to read as follows:

455:2  Application.  Any person applying to be a notary public shall be a resident of this state or be a resident of an abutting state who is regularly employed or carries on a trade, business, or practice in this state at the time of applying.  The applicant shall sign a written statement under oath as to whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime that has not been annulled by a court, other than minor traffic violations.  The applicant shall be endorsed for appointment by 2 notaries public and a registered voter of this state.  A resident of an abutting state may be commissioned as a notary public in New Hampshire provided that the individual submits to the secretary of state:  the notary application fee required under RSA 5:10 and an affidavit stating that the individual (i) is a resident of an abutting state, (ii) is a registered notary in such state, and (iii) is regularly employed or carries on a trade, business, or practice in New Hampshire.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0360

Amended 3/15/19

 

HB 256-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0098h)

 

AN ACT establishing reciprocity for notaries in abutting states.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - RSA 5:10-b Notary Fund (Notary Fee Account)

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill would permit reciprocity for notaries public from abutting states.  Such nonresidents may be commissioned as a notary public in New Hampshire upon submission of an affidavit confirming status as a resident and registered notary in the abutting state, are regularly employed or carry on a trade, business, or practice in New Hampshire at the time of applying, and submit payment of the current $75 fee.  Pursuant to RSA 5:10-b, $25 of the current fee is dedicated to the notary fund (notary fee account) for the printing of manuals and enforcement and $50 goes to the general fund.  The Secretary of State's Office indicates there are currently 23,072 commissioned notaries in New Hampshire.  The Office cannot estimate how many additional notaries will become commissioned and pay the $75 fee due to the passage of this legislation, therefore the additional revenue is indeterminable.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of State

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 43
Jan. 15, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/15/2019 10:00 am LOB208
Jan. 22, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/22/2019 01:00 pm LOB 208
Jan. 23, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/23/2019 09:00 am LOB 208
Feb. 12, 2019 ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:00 am LOB 208
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0098h (NT) (Vote 16-3; RC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0098h (NT) for 02/27/2019 (Vote 16-3; RC) HC 13 P. 31
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Special Order to 03/07/2019 Without Objection
March 7, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0098h: AA VV 03/07/2019
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0098h: MA DV 343-2 03/07/2019
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 22, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB256 Revision: 4313 Date: Dec. 27, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
HB256 Revision: 5486 Date: March 21, 2019, 10:10 a.m.