LNA MEMBERSHIP CALL TO ACTION - Critical Hearing Tuesday April 3rd at the Capitol

Senate Bill 358 by Senator Luneau would provide for electronic notaries public and electronic notary acts. The LNA legislative team believes this legislation fails to create an e-notary framework that protects the public and is not consistent with our civil law tradition. The LNA members went to the Capitol Monday to express their concerns about SB358 during our 3rd annual Notary Day at the Capitol. Since that time the bill has been scheduled to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee "A" (where the bill's author is also the committee's vice-chairman). It is currently scheduled to be heard on Tuesday of next week (April 3rd) at 9:30am. The LNA is asking its members to take the following a

Update on the 2018 Regular Legislative Session

The Louisiana Notary Association is actively engaged with Legislators concerning electronic notary bills filed this legislative session. House Bill 572 by Rep. Tanner Magee and Senate Bill 358 by Senator Luneau would provide for electronic notaries public and electronic notary acts. Please take the time to review these bills at As drafted, the LNA believes these bills do not create an e-notary framework that protects the public nor one that fits with our civil law tradition. LNA Members were at the Capitol on Monday expressing their concerns about these bills during Notary Day at the Capitol. We will provide more information as this situation develops.

Completing Form I-9 with a Permanent Resident Card

Summary: This article explains how to complete Section 2 of Form I-9 when the new hire presents a Permanent Resident Card. A Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) may present a Permanent Resident Card as their identification document. A Permanent Resident Card is a List A document that shows both identity and work authorization, so no other document should be accepted or described on the form. When you describe the Permanent Resident Card in the List A column of page 2, you will record the following: Document Title: "Permanent Resident Card" (optional: add the form number, "I-551") Issuing Authority: "US Citizenship and Immigration Services" or "USCIS". (Also possible: "DOJ Immigration and Natural

How do I apply for a title and license plate for a homemade trailer?

​It will be necessary for you to contact your local Louisiana State Police Troop to arrange to have a physical inspection and VIN assigned to the trailer. Please take your paid receipts for the materials used to make the trailer. After the VIN is assigned, take the receipt given to you by the State Trooper plus your driver's license to a local Office of Motor Vehicles to have the trailer titled and registered. Fees: title - $68.50 handling - $8.00 (Fees may vary) license plate - $10.00 - $25.00 VIN assignment fee - $5.00 - $10.00 (NOTE: A separate check must be submitted) Acceptable methods of payment for vehicle registration transactions are as follows: Face to Face Transactions: Credit c

Texas investigating notary over failure to sign Stormy Daniels nondisclosure agreement

Officials in Texas are investigating the nondisclosure agreement signed by Stormy Daniels after it was revealed that the notary did not sign or date the document, the Dallas Morning News reported Monday. Texas notaries are required to sign and date agreements, as well as provide a certificate verifying those who sign documents. However, notary Erica Jackson is now facing an investigation after she failed to do all three for the 2016 nondisclosure agreement regarding Daniels's alleged affair with President Trump. Jackson's stamp is on the document. "Attaching your seal to a document without a notarial certificate constitutes good cause for the secretary of state to take action against your no

Bossier attorney guilty of illegally notarizing documents

A Bossier Parish jury has found Michael David Cox, 70, guilty of three counts of the crime of unauthorized exercise of notarial powers. Cox now faces up to six years in jail on the charges because he has acted as a notary even though he was never commissioned as a Notary Public. "Many people assume that just because you are an attorney you are automatically a notary but that is not correct," explained Bossier Parish Assistant District Attorney Richard Ray who prosecuted the case. “Apparently the Notary Commission rejected his application many years ago but he acted as a notary anyway.” According to Louisiana law, legal documents such as deeds, wills, and affidavits must be properly executed



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