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When deciding to hire a notary public or signing agent, please keep in mind that although the process of obtaining a notarization, may seem to be a simple or easy, if improperly
performed, may cause you legal hardship down the road. Therefore, the notary public you hire will not only need to verify your identification before they can notarize your signature, but
must also know which notarial certificate to use.

Each Illinois notary public must abide by and be in accordance with the IL Notary Public Act which can be found in the
Illinois Notary Handbook.

The notary public MUST be absolutely certain that they are performing their public servant duties properly in accordance to their respective state laws.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS NOTARIAL LAWS - 2006 TO CURRENT
IL HOUSE BILL  2797 - AMENDS 5/ILCS 312/2-102 AND 5/ILCS 312/2-104, AND ADDS A NEW
SECTION  5/312/2-105.5. EFFECTIVE DATE JANUARY 1, 2016.  
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IL HOUSE BILL 1013. ADDS SECTION 5.20 TO TITLE 15, CHAPTER 305 OF THE IL COMPILED STATUTES.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013.
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IL HOUSE BILL 3804.  AMENDS ILCS 5 CHAPTER 312, SECTION 7-104. CORRECTS THE REFERENCE TO
THE IL CRIMINAL CODE IN 5 ILCS 312/7-104, THE STATUTE DEFINING OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT BY A
NOTARY PUBLIC. EFFECTIVE  JANUARY 25, 2013.  
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IL SENATE BILL 62.  AMENDS 5 ILCS 255/2. REMOVES A PROVISION THAT LIMITED COURTS, JUDGES,
JUDICIAL CLERKS, COUNTY CLERKS, DEPUTY COUNTY CLERKS, THE SEC OF STATE, NOTARIES AND IN
THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS, CIRCUITS, COUNTIES OR JURISDICTION. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012.
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IL HOUSE BILL 350. AMENDS 5 ILCS 312/6-102. UNTIL JULY 1, 2013, ALLOWS A NOTARY TO ACCEPT
AS SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY AN IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A CONSULATE.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012.
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IL HOUSE BILL 3041.  AMENDS 5 ILCS 312/3-102. AMENDS THE DEFINITION OF "FINANCIAL
INSTITUTION" TO INCLUDE A TRUST COMPANY. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 23, 2011.
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IL HOUSE BILL 3184. AMENDS 55 ILCS 5/4-4001. ALLOWS A COUNT OF THE FIRST OR
SECOND CLASS BY ORDINANCE TO RAISE THE NOTARY PUBLIC RECORDATION FEES ALLOWED
BY SECTION 2-106 OF THE IL NOTARY PUBLIC ACT IF ACCOMPANIED BY A COST STUDY
SHOWING SUFFICIENT JUSTIFICATION FOR THE INCREASED FEE. EFFECTIVE MAY 31, 2011.
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IL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE (eNotarization) Section 1400.30 ADDED TO THE IL
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE.  CLARIFIES THAT COUNTY RECORDERS ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO
RECORD DOCUMENTS CONTAINING ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES AND NOTARY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THAT THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT. CLARIFIES THAT
RECORDERS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO AUTHENTICATE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES OR
NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT STAMPS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE BODY OF THE DOCUMENTS.

PROVIDES THAT ANY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE OR NOTARIZATION SUBMITTED TO A COUNTY
RECORDER SHALL COMPLY WITH THE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SECURITY ACT AND THE
ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT INSOFAR AS THE IL
UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT DOES NOT SUPERCEDE THOSE
LAWS, THE IL NOTARY PUBLIC ACT AND ANY OTHER LAWS GOVERNING THAT SIGNATURE OR
NOTARIZATION, AS APPLICABLE. EFFECTIVE JULY 21, 2010.
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IL HOUSE BILL 6477. AMENDS THE IL POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT. 755 ILCS 45/1-1 et seq.
CLARIFIES THAT A STATUTORY AND NONSTATUTORY POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY MUST BE
WITNESSED BY ONE WITNESS AND ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE A NOTARY PUBLIC.

(Note: a “statutory property power” consists of the following: (a) the statutory Notice to the
Individual Signing the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property; (b) the Illinois
Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Property; and (c) the statutory Notice to Agent.

a) Prohibits a Notary who notarizes a power of attorney for property from also serving as the
required witness for the power.

b) Prohibits a Notary from notarizing a power of attorney for property if the Notary is:

(i) the principal’s attending physician or mental health service provider, or a relative of the
physician or provider;

(ii) an owner, operator, or relative of an owner or operator of a health care facility in which the
principal is a patient or resident (note: directors and executive officers of an operator that is a
corporate entity may not notarize the power but an employee of the operator may notarize the
power);

(iii) a parent, sibling, or descendant, or the spouse of a parent, sibling, or descendant, of either
the principal or any agent or successor agent, regardless of whether the relationship is by blood,
marriage, or adoption; or

(iv) an agent or successor agent for property. EFFECTIVE  JULY 1, 2010.
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IL SENATE BILL 1549.  AMENDS CHAPTER 5, SECTION 140, of the ILCS. EXEMPTS THE NOTARIAL
RECORD OR OTHER MEDIUM CONTAINING THE THUMBPRINT OR FINGERPRINT REQUIRED BY
SECTION  3-102(c)(6) OF THE IL NOTARY PUBLIC ACT FROM THE DISCLOSURE PROVISIONS OF THE IL
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
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IL SENATE BILL 546.  AMENDS SECTIONS 3-101, 3-102, 3-104, and 6-102 of the ILCS. ESTABLISHING
A 4 YEAR PILOT PROGRAM. THE BILL REQUIRES NOTARIES TO CREATE A NOTARIAL RECORD FOR ANY
QUALIFYING DOCUMENT OF CONVEYANCE OR PURPORTING TO AFFECT TITLE TO RESIDENTIAL REAL
PROPERTY IN COOK COUNTY, IL BEGINNING JUNE 1,2 009 TO JUNE 30, THE NEW LAW SPECIFIES THE
ENTRIES FOR THE NOTARIAL RECORD, WHICH INCLUDES A THUMB PRINT, PRESCRIBES A STATUTORY
FORM FOR THE PROPER DISPOSITION OF THE NOTARIAL RECORD. THE NEW LAW ALLOWS NOTARIES
WHO CREATE A NOTARIAL RECORD TO CHARGE $25 FOR THE NOTARIZATION. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1,
2009.
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IL SENATE BILL 319. CREATES AN UNCODIFIED NEW SECTION IN THE ILCS. ENACTS THE URPERA,
WHICH PERMITS COUNTY RECORDERS TO ESTABLISH AN ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEM TO
RECORD ELECTRONIC REAL PROPERTY DOCUMENTS. TASKS A 15 MEMBER ELECTRONIC RECORDING
COMMISSION WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE IL SOS WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CREATING
TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE ACT. 7 OF WHICH MUST BE RECORDERS.
STIPULATES THAT AN ELECTRONIC NOTARIZATION IS LEGAL WITHOUT THE IMPRINT OF A NOTARY'S
OFFICIAL PHYSICAL SEAL. EFFECTIVE AUGUST 27, 2007
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REQUIRES A DEED INSTRUMENT OF CONVEYANCE OR ANY DOCUMENT TO BE MADE A MATTER OF
RECORD TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE A NOTARY. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2007.
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BILL
IL SENATE BILL 2718.  AMENDS ACT 155 OF CHAPTER Chapter 215 OF THE ILCS. CHANGES.
BROADENS THE DEFINITION OF 'ESCROW AGENT' TO INCLUDE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OF A
TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY OR AGENT ACTING ON BEHALF OF A TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY OR
AGENT WHO RECEIVE DEPOSITS, IN TRUST, OF FUNDS OR DOCUMENTS, OR BOTH, FOR THE PURPOSE
OF EFFECTING THE SALE, TRANSFER, ENCUMBRANCE OR LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY. SPECIFICALLY
EXEMPTS FROM THE DEFINITION OF "INDEPENDENT ESCROWEE" EMPLOYEES OR INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTORS OF A TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY OR TITLE INSURANCE GENT AUTHORIZED BY A
TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM CLOSING, ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT SERVICES. EFFECTIVE
JUNE 20, 2006.
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IL SENATE BILL 2548.  AMENDS 5 ILCS 312/1-104, 2-102, 3-103, AND 3-104. CHANGES:
a) Requires a notary commission applicant to state in the application that he or she has not had a
prior notary commission suspended.

b) Defines 'ACCREDITED IMMIGRATION REPRESENTATIVE" as a not-for-profit" organization
recognized by the BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS UNDER 8 C.F.R. 292.2(a) AND EMPLOYEES OF
THOSE ORGANIZATIONS ACCREDITED UNDER 8 C.F.R. 292.2(d).” (C.F.R. = United States Code of
Federal Regulations)

c) Provides that accredited immigration representatives are exempted from requirements other
Notaries must follow in non-English ads for notarial services.

d) Broadens the prior prohibition against using the literal translation of the term “Notary Public” in
an advertisement to include the terms: Notary Public, Notary, licensed, attorney, lawyer, or any
other term that implies the person is an attorney, and specifically prohibits use of the term
“Notario"

e) Provides that violations of the foreign-language advertisement provisions are punishable by a
$1,000 fine for each offense, commission suspension upon the second violation, and permanent
revocation upon the third violation, and further provides that these penalties do not preempt or
preclude other civil or criminal charges.

f) In addition to not representing or advertising that one is an attorney, or holding oneself out an
expert in immigration matters, prohibits a non-attorney Notary from providing any other assistance
that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or interpretation of the law.

g) Provides that if a Notary who is not an attorney or accredited immigration representative
accepts a fee for providing legal advice, that person is liable for 3 times the amount charged or
$1,000 minimum fine, and further provides that additional civil or criminal charges may also
apply.

h) Provides that a non attorney Notary who incurs 2 or more business violations of the Act within a
12-month period while commissioned, or 3 or more business violations within a 5-year period
regardless of whether the Notary is commissioned, shall have the commission immediately
revoked.

i) Specifies the maximum fees a Notary may charge for immigration-related clerical services:
$10 per form completed, $10 per page to translate a form, $1 to notarize a form, $3 to obtain any
document necessary for completion of a form, or $75 to provide these services for a complete
application.

j) Provides that a Notary must keep records of and issue receipts for all fees charged, and further
provides that failure to keep records and issue receipts can be construed as a presumptive
admission of wrongdoing on a particular charge.  EFFECTIVE AUGUST 23, 2004.
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