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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 189-S.F.No. 331 
           An act relating to notaries public; eliminating the 
          requirement that notaries be bonded; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 359.02 and 359.071. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 359.02, is 
amended to read: 
    Every A notary so commissioned shall hold under section 
359.01 holds office for six years, unless sooner removed by the 
governor or the district court; and,.  Before entering upon the 
duties of office, a newly commissioned notary shall give a bond 
to the state in the sum of $10,000, to be approved by the 
governor, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties 
of office, which, with file the notary's oath of office, shall 
be filed with the secretary of state.  Within ten days before 
the expiration of the commission a notary may be reappointed for 
a new term to commence and to be designated in the new 
commission as beginning upon the day immediately following such 
the date of the expiration.  The reappointment so made shall go 
into takes effect and be is valid although the appointing 
governor may not be in the office of governor on said the 
effective day. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 359.071, is 
amended to read: 
    359.071 [CHANGE OF RESIDENCE.] 
    A notary public who, during a term of office, establishes 
residency in a county of this state other than the county for 
which appointed, may file with the secretary of state an 
affidavit identifying the county of current residency, the 
county of appointment as notary public, and the date of change 
of residency.  If the affidavit is properly filed, the notary 
shall continue continues to have the same powers during the 
unexpired term of appointment as if there was were no change of 
residence.  No new bond is required to be given to the state and 
the existing bond shall remain valid until the expiration of the 
commission.  The notary public shall be entitled to may use the 
official seal for the remainder of the term. 
      Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Sections 1 and 2 are effective January 1, 1990. 
    Presented to the governor May 18, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 19, 1989, 12:12 a.m.

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