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Senator Endorsement Eliminated for Pennsylvania Notary Applicants*
Notary News & Information, American Society of Notaries – Jan. 2015
      *ASN thanks our colleagues at the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries for this report
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The New Year marked the end of an era for Pennsylvania notaries public. Applicants for a notary commission no longer need to have their state senator’s endorsement on their applications.

Effective January 5, 2015, an application for appointment to the office of notary public in Pennsylvania shall not be required to bear:

(1) the endorsement of the senator of the district in which the applicant for appointment to the office of notary public resides; or
(2) if the applicant for appointment to the office of notary public does not reside in the Commonwealth, the endorsement of the senator of the district in which the applicant is employed.

At this time, only three other states require a state legislator’s signature in order to become a notary.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 1001 into law on July 9, 2014. The bill became Act 119 of 2014 and was effective January 1, 2015.

 
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