Wyo. Stat. § 32-3-120

Current through the 2023 Legislative Session
Section 32-3-120 - Notary public commissions and renewals; qualification; no immunity or benefit
(a) To hold a commission as a notary public, an individual shall:
(i) Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
(ii) Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, or otherwise lawfully present in the United States;
(iii) Be a resident of Wyoming or have a place of employment or practice in this state or be the spouse or legal dependent of military personnel assigned to active duty in this state;
(iv) Not be disqualified to receive a commission under W.S. 32-3-122; and
(v) Have passed the examination required under W.S. 32-3-121(a).
(b) To be eligible for a new or renewed commission, an applicant shall pass an examination and shall meet the education requirements as provided in rule and in W.S. 32-3-121 and shall not have been disqualified as provided in W.S. 32-3-122.
(c) An individual qualified under subsection (a) of this section may apply to the secretary of state for a new or renewed commission as a notary public.
(d) An applicant for a new or renewed commission shall:
(i) Complete an application and oath of office in the form prescribed by the secretary of state;
(ii) Pay a filing fee of sixty dollars ($60.00);
(iii) Provide certification that the applicant has passed the examination and completed the education requirements in rule and in W.S. 32-3-121; and
(iv) Submit the application and oath, certification and filing fee to the secretary of state.
(e) The secretary of state shall issue a commission for a six (6) year term as a notary public to an applicant for a new or a renewed commission who has complied with this section.
(f) An individual shall not have more than one (1) Wyoming notary public commission in effect at the same time.
(g) A commission to act as a notary public authorizes the notary public to perform notarial acts. Before a notary public performs the notary public's initial notarial act with respect to an electronic record, or a remotely located person, a notary public shall notify the secretary of state that the notary public will perform notarial acts with respect to electronic records or a remotely located person and identify the electronic notarization systems or other forms of communication technology the notary public intends to use.
(h) The commission shall not provide the notary public any immunity or benefit conferred by law of this state on public officials or employees.

W.S. 32-3-120

Added by Laws 2021 , ch. 27, § 1, eff. 7/1/2021.