Requires the secretary or state and county clerks to accept payment for any fee relating to appointment or reappointment as a notary public in the form of cash, money order or by certified, company, bank or personal check; provides that the secretary of state and any county clerk may provide for accepting payment of any such fee due to him or her by credit or debit card, which may include payment through the internet.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Morahan, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Absent (1): Sampson
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6020 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 24, 2009 ___________Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ORTIZ, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CAHILL, COOK, CYMBROWITZ, MAYERSOHN, McENENY, MILLMAN, PHEF- FER, POWELL, RUSSELL, SCHIMMINGER, SEMINERIO, WEISENBERG, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to notary public appoint- ment or reappointment fee payment methods THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The section heading of section 131 of the executive law, as added by chapter 13 of the laws of 1992, is amended and a new subdivi- sion 14 is added to read as follows: Procedure of appointment; fees and commissions; FEE PAYMENT METHODS. 14. THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND ANY COUNTY CLERK, SHALL ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR ANY FEE RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OR REAPPOINTMENT AS A NOTARY IN THE FORM OF CASH, MONEY ORDER, CERTIFIED CHECK, COMPANY CHECK, BANK CHECK OR PERSONAL CHECK. THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND ANY COUNTY CLERK MAY PROVIDE FOR ACCEPTING PAYMENT OF ANY SUCH FEE DUE TO HIM OR HER BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, WHICH MAY INCLUDE PAYMENT THROUGH THE INTERNET. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the first month beginning 180 days or more after it shall have become a law; provided that the secretary of state and each county clerk shall take any actions, including the making of regulations, reasonably necessary to implement this act on its effective date on or before such date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00793-01-9