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359.02 TERM.
A notary commissioned under section 359.01 holds office for five years, unless sooner
removed by the governor or the district court, or by action of the commissioner. Within 60 days
before the expiration of the commission, a notary may apply for reappointment for a new term to
commence and to be designated in the new commission as beginning upon the day immediately
following the date of the expiration. A notary whose commission expires on January 1, 2005,
may apply for reappointment six months before the expiration date. The reappointment takes
effect and is valid although the appointing governor may not be in the Office of Governor
on the effective day.
All notary commissions expire on January 31 of the fifth year following the year of issue.
History: (6938) RL s 2657; 1953 c 63 s 1; 1984 c 504 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 6 s 1; 1989
c 189 s 1; 1993 c 354 s 3; 1993 c 369 s 128; 1994 c 465 art 3 s 72; 1996 c 439 art 1 s 24;
1999 c 11 art 4 s 1; 2001 c 208 s 25

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