HB 256-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
HOUSE BILL 256-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - RSA 5:10-b Notary Fund (Notary Fee Account)
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.
Department of State
|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 HJ 7 P. 62|
|March 7, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0098h: AA VV 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 46|
|March 7, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0098h: MA DV 343-2 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 46|
|March 14, 2019||Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9|
|April 16, 2019||Hearing: 04/16/2019, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am; SC 18|
|May 2, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 20|
|May 2, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/02/2019; SJ 15|
|May 15, 2019||Enrolled (In recess 05/15/2019); SJ 17|
|May 8, 2019||Enrolled 05/08/2019|
|Jan. 15, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|March 7, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 16, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|May 2, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|