ASSEMBLY, No. 2678







Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)






     Requires State Treasurer to include designated space for e-mail address on application forms for notaries public.



     As introduced.


An Act concerning notaries public and amending P.L.1979, c.460.


     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


     1.    Section 2 of P.L.1979, c.460 (C.52:7-11) is amended to read as follows:

     2.    a.  The [Secretary of] State Treasurer shall appoint so many notaries public as the [Secretary of] State Treasurer shall deem necessary to commission, who shall hold their respective offices for the term of five years, but may be removed from office at the pleasure of the [Secretary of] State Treasurer.

     b.    A person desiring to be appointed and commissioned a notary public shall make application to the [Secretary of] State Treasurer on a form prescribed by the [Secretary of] State Treasurer and endorsed by a member of the Legislature or the [Secretary of] State Treasurer or Assistant [Secretary of] State Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall include a designated space on the application form for an applicant to provide, on an optional basis, his e-mail address.  Renewals thereof shall be made in the same manner as the original application.

     c.     The fee to be collected by the [Secretary of] State Treasurer for that appointment or renewal shall be $25.00.

(cf:  P.L.1987, c.435, s.21)


     2.    This act shall take effect on the 90th day after enactment, but the State Treasurer may take such anticipatory administrative action in advance as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.





     This bill requires the State Treasurer to include a designated space on application forms for individuals to provide their e-mail address when applying for appointment or renewal as notaries public.  As provided in the bill, an applicant has the option to include or not include an e-mail address on this application form.

     Furthermore, references in the bill are made to the State Treasurer, because as a result of Reorganization Plan 004-1998, jurisdiction concerning notaries public in terms of providing for their appointment and qualifications was transferred to the State Treasurer from the Secretary of State.