Notice of Intended Action

Notary public training, 43.5(3)

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ARC 5260C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to notary public training

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Secretary of State hereby proposes to amend Chapter 43, "Notarial Acts," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 9B.27.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 9B.

Purpose and Summary

This rule making removes the training requirement for notary publics who do not wish to perform notarial actions under Iowa Code section 9B.14A as enacted by 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 475, section 6. Training for notaries public who do not wish to perform remote notarial acts will continue to be offered and recommended by the Secretary of State's Office but will no longer be mandatory.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Secretary of State for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Secretary of State no later than 4:30 p.m.on November 24, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Molly Widen

Office of the Secretary of State

Lucas State Office Building, First Floor

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.281.5864

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Emergency Rule Making Adopted by Reference

This proposed rule making is also published herein as an Adopted and Filed Emergency rule making (see ARC 5259C, IAB 11/4/20). The purpose of this Notice of Intended Action is to solicit public comment on that emergency rule making, whose subject matter is hereby adopted by reference.

Secretary of State

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 11/24/2020.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 11/4/2020.

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