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H0058......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
NOTARY PUBLIC - Amends existing law relating to notary publics to provide
that only blue or red ink shall be used for rubber stamps acting as
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 58
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO NOTARY PUBLIC ACT; AMENDING SECTION 51-106, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY BLUE OR RED INK SHALL BE USED FOR RUBBER STAMPS ACT-
4 ING AS OFFICIAL SEALS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 51-106, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 51-106. SEAL. (1) Each notary public whose current commission became
9 effective prior to July 1, 1998, shall provide and keep an official seal which
10 shall conform to one (1) of the following configurations:
11 (a) A seal embosser engraved with the words "Notary Public," the notary
12 public's name, and the words "State of Idaho."
13 (b) A rubber stamp with a serrated or milled edge border in rectangular
14 or circular form, which contains the same information required for the
15 seal embosser.
16 (2) Each notary public whose current commission became effective on or
17 after July 1, 1998, shall provide and keep an official seal which shall be a
18 rubber stamp with a serrated or milled edge border in a rectangular or circu-
19 lar form, which includes the words "Notary Public," the notary public's name,
20 the words "State of Idaho," and nothing more. Only blue or red ink shall be
21 used for the rubber stamp.
22 (3) The seal shall be impressed below or near the notary public's offi-
23 cial signature on each notary certificate which he administers.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
With the quality of photocopy machines, it is often difficult, if
not impossible to discern which documents are originals and which
are copies. This is of particular concern when those documents
are subject to the official seal of a notary public. Since
identity theft and related crimes are on the rise, this simple
change would help to guard against falsifying records and would
further protect the law-abiding public.
There would be no financial impact to the State General Fund.
Name: Rep. Marge Chadderdon
Phone: 332 1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 58