P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 340, approved January 12, 1998

Assembly, No. 136 (First Reprint)





An Act concerning notaries public and amending R.S.41:2-3.


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


    1. R.S.41:2-3 is amended to read:

    41:2-3. Oaths administered by notaries public in [bank] financial institution matters.

    a. A notary public who is a stockholder, director, officer, employee or agent of a [bank] financial institution or other corporation may administer an oath to any other stockholder, director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation.

    b. A notary public 1[who is an employee of] employed by1 a financial institution 1[or other corporation]1 may 1[refuse to administer an oath to any person] follow directions or policies of the employer which provide that1 during the hours of the notary public's 1[regular]1 employment1[ as an employee of] by1 the financial institution 1[or other corporation or while on the premises of the notary public's employer] the notary public shall not administer oaths except in the course of the business of the employer1 .

    As used in this section, "financial institution" means a State or federally chartered bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union.

(cf: R.S.41:2-3)          

    2. This act shall take effect immediately.




Clarifies obligations of certain notaries public.