Bill S4181-2013

Exempts certain public employees and court clerks from provisions of law requiring the payment of an application fee for appointment as a notary public

Exempts certain public employees who in the course of their duties and responsibilities provide notary service to the public without receiving remuneration and court clerks of the unified court system from provisions of law requiring the payment of an application fee for appointment as a notary public.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S4181

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to exempting certain public employees and court clerks of the unified court system from provisions of law requiring the payment of an application fee for appointment as a notary public

PURPOSE: To exempt public employees and court clerks from provisions of law requiring the payment of an application fee of an appointment as a notary public.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivisions 3 and 9 of section 131 of the executive law to provide that certain public employees shall not be required to pay the notary public application fee.

JUSTIFICATION: New York State court clerks are frequently asked to notarize documents by the public during the course of their workday. As a courtesy many clerks do not charge a fee for their service. This legislation would allow a court clerk of the unified court system to be exempt from the application fee of $60 which must be paid every four years,.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.2753/A.3983; 2009-10 S.2462/A 4098; 2007-08 S.1668/A 3355; 2005-06 S.998-A/A.6288A, 2003-04 S.6217/A.10275

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4181 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 13, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to exempting certain public employees and court clerks of the unified court system from provisions of law requiring the payment of an application fee for appointment as a notary public THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 131 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 171 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: 3. The secretary of state shall receive a non-refundable application fee of sixty dollars from applicants for appointment, which fee shall be submitted together with the application. No further fee shall be paid for the issuance of the commission. THIS FEE SHALL NOT APPLY TO (I) PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WHO IN THE COURSE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES AND RESPON- SIBILITIES PROVIDE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC WITHOUT RECEIV- ING REMUNERATION AS A RESULT THEREOF, OR (II) ANY EMPLOYEE WHO IS A COURT CLERK OF THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO SUCH POSITION AFTER TAKING A CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION IN THE COURT CLERK SERIES OF TITLES. S 2. Subdivision 9 of section 131 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 171 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: 9. The county clerk shall receive a non-refundable application fee of sixty dollars from each applicant for reappointment, which fee shall be submitted together with the application. No further fee shall be paid for the issuance of the commission. THIS FEE SHALL NOT APPLY TO (I) PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WHO IN THE COURSE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES AND RESPON- SIBILITIES PROVIDE NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC WITHOUT RECEIV- ING REMUNERATION AS A RESULT THEREOF, OR (II) ANY EMPLOYEE WHO IS A COURT CLERK OF THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO SUCH POSITION AFTER TAKING A CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION IN THE COURT CLERK SERIES OF TITLES. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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