(b) The governor may not appoint and commission as a notary public any person who submits an application containing substantial and material misstatement or omission of fact.
(c) The secretary of state shall administer the chapter and may issue rules and regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a, to make the chapter effective.
(a) That he is a citizen of the United States, or if he is not a citizen of the United States, that he is a citizen or national of a country that permits American citizens to become notaries public therein;
(b) If he is a citizen of the United States, that he is a qualified elector of a state at the time of his application;
(c) That he is able to read and write English;
(d) The address of his business or residence in this state;
(e) His social security number, if he has one; and
(f) That during the past ten years his commission as a notary public has not been revoked.
I, _____________________________ (name of endorser), a qualified elector of this state, believe to the best of my knowledge, the applicant is a person of good moral character and integrity and capable of performing notarial acts.
(Endorser's signature and address)
I, _______________________________ (name of applicant), solemnly swear or affirm, under the penalty of perjury, that the answers to all questions in this application are true, complete and correct; that I have carefully read the notaries public law of this State; and, if appointed and commissioned as a notary public, I will perform faithfully, to the best of my ability, all notarial acts in accordance with the law.
(Signature of applicant)
Subscribed and sworn or affirmed before me this _____ day of _______________, 19___. The undersigned notary public further certifies that ___________________________ (name of applicant), is known to me to be the applicant and elector who executed the within application for appointment and commission as a notary public and acknowledged to me that he or she executed the same for the purposes therein stated.
(Official signature and official seal of notary)
Repealed. Acts, 1985 Reg. Sess., Ch. 129.
(b) An appointee under this section shall meet the requirements for qualification and appointment prescribed in article two of this chapter except that the head of the state or local government office where the applicant is employed may execute a certificate that the application is made for the purposes of the office and in the public interest and submit it to the governor together with the application for appointment as a notary public, in which case the fee for appointment specified in article two, section two hundred two, is waived.
(c) The costs of all notary supplies for a commissioned state or local government employee shall be paid from funds available to the office in which he is employed.
(d) All fees received for notarial services by a notary public appointed for and in behalf of a state or local government office shall be remitted by him to the state or local government office in which he is employed.
(e) A notary public who is an employee of a state or local government office in this state must comply with all provisions of this chapter.
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