147.631 Online notary course fees.

(A)

(1) The secretary of state may charge a fee for the online notary course of instruction and examination to each person who is registering to be an online notary.

(2) The secretary shall not charge a fee to a notary obtaining an electronic seal and signature solely for the purpose of conducting notarizations as described in section 147.591 of the Revised Code.

(B) The notary public taking the online notary course of instruction and the examination shall remit the fee to the authorized entity that administered the online notary course of instruction and examination required by division (B) of section 147.63 of the Revised Code. The notary public shall remit to the secretary of state the portion of that fee specified pursuant to division (C)(2) of this section.

(C) The secretary of state shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to do both of the following:

(1) Establish the amount of the fee authorized by division (A) of this section, which shall not exceed four times the amount of the fee established pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 147.37 of the Revised Code;

(2) Establish the portion of the fee, not to exceed twenty dollars, that the notary public is required to remit to the secretary of state.



Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 263, §1, eff. 9/20/2019.