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  486.945.  Journal of notarial acts, requirements. — 1.  An electronic notary shall keep, maintain, protect, and provide for lawful inspection a chronological journal of notarial acts that is a permanently bound book with numbered pages.

  2.  If a notary is registered as an electronic notary:

  (1)  The notary shall keep an electronic journal of electronic notarial acts as described in section 486.950; and

  (2)  The notary shall keep a record of electronic notarial acts in the permanently bound journal.

  3.  A notary shall maintain only one active permanently bound journal at the same time, except that a backup of each active and inactive electronic journal shall be retained by the notary in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of section 486.950 if each respective original electronic journal is retained.

  4.  A notary shall keep the permanently bound journal for a period of no less than ten years from the date of the last entry.


(L. 2020 H.B. 1655)

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