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  486.735.  Selling or manufacturing notary seals, registration required — requirements for sale or manufacture — violation, penalty. — 1.  A vendor or manufacturer shall register with the secretary prior to selling or manufacturing notary seals.  The secretary shall maintain an internet site for the purpose of allowing vendors and manufacturers to confirm the current standing of any notary in the state.

  2.  A vendor or manufacturer shall not provide a notary seal to a purchaser claiming to be a notary, unless the purchaser presents a notary commission issued by the secretary, and unless:

  (1)  In the case of a purchaser appearing in person, the vendor or manufacturer identifies this individual as the person named in the commission, through either personal knowledge or satisfactory evidence of identity; or

  (2)  In the case of a purchaser ordering a seal by mail or delivery service, the vendor or manufacturer confirms the notary's standing as a commissioned notary through the internet site.

  3.  For each commission, a vendor or manufacturer shall make or sell only one seal and, if requested by the person presenting the commission, only one embossing seal.

  4.  After manufacturing or providing a notary seal, the vendor shall affix an image of all seals on a form as prescribed by the secretary and, within seven business days, send the completed form to the secretary, retaining a copy of the form and the commission for a period of five years.

  5.  A notary obtaining a seal as a result of a name change shall present a copy of the confirmation of notary's name or address change from the secretary in accordance with sections 486.780 and 486.785.

  6.  A vendor or manufacturer who fails to comply with this section shall be subject to a fine of one thousand dollars for each violation.  For multiple violations, a vendor's permission to sell or manufacture notary seals may be withdrawn by the secretary.  Such violation shall not preclude the civil liability of the vendor to parties injured by the vendor's failure to comply with this section.

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(L. 2020 H.B. 1655)


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