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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 312/) Illinois Notary Public Act.

5 ILCS 312/Art. I

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

5 ILCS 312/1-101

    (5 ILCS 312/1-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 201-101)
    Sec. 1-101. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Notary Public Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

5 ILCS 312/1-102

    (5 ILCS 312/1-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 201-102)
    Sec. 1-102. Purposes and Rules of Construction.
    (a) This Act shall be construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
    (b) The underlying purposes and policies of this Act are:
        (1) to simplify, clarify, and modernize the law
    
governing notaries public; and
        (2) to promote, serve, and protect the public
    
interest.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/1-103

    (5 ILCS 312/1-103) (from Ch. 102, par. 201-103)
    Sec. 1-103. Prospective Effect of Act. This Act applies prospectively. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to revoke any notary public commission existing on the effective date of this Act. All reappointments of notarial commissions shall be obtained in accordance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/1-104

    (5 ILCS 312/1-104) (from Ch. 102, par. 201-104)
    Sec. 1-104. Notary Public and Notarization Defined.
    (a) The terms "notary public" and "notary" are used interchangeably to mean any individual appointed and commissioned to perform notarial acts.
    (b) "Notarization" means the performance of a notarial act.
    (c) "Accredited immigration representative" means 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).
(Source: P.A. 93-1001, eff. 8-23-04.)

5 ILCS 312/1-105

    (5 ILCS 312/1-105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2020)
    Sec. 1-105. Notarization Task Force on Best Practices and Verification Standards to Implement Electronic Notarization.
    (a) The General Assembly finds and declares that:
        (1) As more and more citizens throughout the State of
    
Illinois rely on electronic devices they also increasingly depend on electronic documentation. Any assertion that e-mails or word processing documents are necessarily "informal and not legally binding" has been dispelled by national legislation such as the federal "E-Sign" law in 2000 and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, which has been virtually universally adopted throughout the United States. Increasingly, laws have bestowed upon electronic documents the same legal effect as paper instruments.
        (2) Moreover, institutions, businesses, and commerce
    
have gradually put more of their faith in electronic commerce and information technology in order to facilitate formal and informal interactions that are oftentimes mission-critical and sensitive. In order to meet the growing demand for electronic commerce that is both convenient and secure, understanding the processes and technology is critical and the need for an electronic or remote notarization - the process of notarizing a signature on an electronic document by electronic methods - is becoming a necessity.
    (b) As used in this Section, "Task Force" means the Notarization Task Force on Best Practices and Verification Standards to Implement Electronic Notarization.
    (c) There is created a Notarization Task Force on Best Practices and Verification Standards to Implement Electronic Notarization to review and report on national standards for best practices in relation to electronic notarization, including security concerns and fraud prevention. The goal of the Task Force is to investigate and provide recommendations on national and State initiatives to implement electronic notarization in such a manner that increases the availability to notary public services, protects consumers, and maintains the integrity of the notarization seal and signature.
    (d) The Task Force's report shall include, but not be limited to, standards for an electronic signature, including encryption and decryption; the application process for electronic notarial commission; and the training of notaries on electronic notarization standards and best practices prior to the commission of an electronic notary's electronic signature. The report shall also evaluate and make a recommendation on fees for notary application and commission, on which documents and acts can be attested to by electronic notaries, and on security measures that will protect the integrity of the electronic notary's electronic signature, as well as standards that the Secretary of State may rely upon for revoking an electronic notarization. The report must make a recommendation on whether and to what extent this Act should be expanded and updated.
    (e) The Task Force shall meet no less than 5 times between the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly and December 31, 2019. The Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its review. The Task Force shall submit the report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than June 30, 2020.
    (f) The Task Force shall consist of the following 17 members:
        (1) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from the Index Department of the Office of the Secretary of State;
        (2) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from the Department of Information Technology of the Office of the Secretary of State;
        (3) one member appointed by the President of the
    
Senate;
        (4) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of
    
the Senate;
        (5) one member appointed by the Speaker of the House
    
of Representatives;
        (6) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of
    
the House of Representatives;
        (7) one member appointed by the Attorney General;
        (8) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by the president of a statewide organization representing state's attorneys;
        (9) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide organization representing attorneys;
        (10) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by an organization representing attorneys in a municipality of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants;
        (11) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide organization representing bankers;
        (12) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide organization representing community bankers;
        (13) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide organization representing credit unions;
        (14) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide organization representing corporate fiduciaries;
        (15) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by an organization representing realtors in a municipality of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants;
        (16) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide organization representing realtors; and
        (17) one member appointed by the Secretary of State
    
from nominations made by a statewide chapter of a national organization representing elder law attorneys.
    (g) The Secretary of State shall designate which member shall serve as chairperson and facilitate the Task Force. The members of the Task Force shall be appointed no later than 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly. Vacancies in the membership of the Task Force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The members of the Task Force shall not receive compensation for serving as members of the Task Force.
    (h) The Office of the Secretary of State shall provide the Task Force with administrative and other support.
    (i) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2020.
(Source: P.A. 100-440, eff. 8-25-17.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. II

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II
APPOINTMENT PROVISIONS

5 ILCS 312/2-101

    (5 ILCS 312/2-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-101)
    Sec. 2-101. Appointment. The Secretary of State may appoint and commission as notaries public for a 4-year term as many persons resident in a county in this State as he deems necessary. The Secretary of State may appoint and commission as notaries public for a one-year term as many persons who are residents of a state bordering Illinois whose place of work or business is within a county in this State as the Secretary deems necessary, but only if the laws of that state authorize residents of Illinois to be appointed and commissioned as notaries public in that state.
(Source: P.A. 91-818, eff. 6-13-00.)

5 ILCS 312/2-102

    (5 ILCS 312/2-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-102)
    Sec. 2-102. Application. Every applicant for appointment and commission as a notary shall complete an application in a format prescribed by the Secretary of State to be filed with the Secretary of State, stating:
        (a) the applicant's official name, as it appears on
    
his or her current driver's license or state-issued identification card;
        (b) the county in which the applicant resides or, if
    
the applicant is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, the county in Illinois in which that person's principal place of work or principal place of business is located;
        (c) the applicant's residence address, as it appears
    
on his or her current driver's license or state-issued identification card, and business address, if any;
        (d) that the applicant has resided in the State of
    
Illinois for 30 days preceding the application or that the applicant who is a resident of a state bordering Illinois has worked or maintained a business in Illinois for 30 days preceding the application;
        (e) that the applicant is a citizen of the United
    
States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;
        (f) the applicant's date of birth;
        (g) that the applicant is able to read and write the
    
English language;
        (h) that the applicant has never been the holder of a
    
notary public appointment that was revoked or suspended during the past 10 years;
        (i) that the applicant has not been convicted of a
    
felony;
        (i-5) that the applicant's signature authorizes the
    
Office of the Secretary of State to conduct a verification to confirm the information provided in the application; and
        (j) any other information the Secretary of State
    
deems necessary.
(Source: P.A. 99-112, eff. 1-1-16.)

5 ILCS 312/2-102.5

    (5 ILCS 312/2-102.5)
    Sec. 2-102.5. Online notary public application system.
    (a) The Secretary of State may establish and maintain an online application system that permits an Illinois resident to apply for appointment and commission as a notary public.
    (b) Any such online notary public application system shall employ security measures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of notary public applications submitted electronically under this Section.
    (c) The Secretary of State may cross reference information provided by applicants with that contained in the Secretary of State's driver's license and Illinois Identification Card databases in order to match the information submitted by applicants, and may receive from those databases the applicant's digitized signature upon a successful match of the applicant's information with that information contained in the databases.
    (d) An online notary public application shall contain all of the information that is required for a paper application as provided in Section 2-102 of this Act. The applicant shall also be required to provide:
        (1) the applicant's full Illinois driver's license or
    
Illinois Identification Card number;
        (2) the date of issuance of the Illinois driver's
    
license or Illinois Identification Card; and
        (3) the applicant's e-mail address for notices to be
    
provided under this Section.
    (e) For his or her application to be accepted, the applicant shall mark the box associated with the following statement included as part of the online notary public application: "By clicking on the box below, I swear or affirm all of the following:
        (1) I am the person whose name and identifying
    
information is provided on this form, and I desire to be appointed and commissioned as a notary public in the State of Illinois.
        (2) All the information I have provided on this form
    
is true and correct as of the date I am submitting this form.
        (3) I authorize the Secretary of State to utilize my
    
signature on file with the Secretary of State driver's license and Illinois Identification Card databases and understand that such signature will be used on this online notary public application for appointment and commission as a notary public as if I had signed this form personally."
    (f) Immediately upon receiving a completed online notary public application, the online system shall send by electronic mail a confirmation notice that the application has been received. Upon completion of the procedure outlined in subsection (c) of this Section, the online notary public application system shall send by electronic mail a notice informing the applicant of whether the following information has been matched with the Secretary of State driver's license and Illinois Identification Card databases:
        (1) that the applicant has an authentic Illinois
    
driver's license or Illinois Identification Card issued by the Secretary of State and that the driver's license or Illinois Identification Card number provided by the applicant matches the driver's license or Illinois Identification Card number for that person on file with the Secretary of State;
        (2) that the date of issuance of the Illinois
    
driver's license or Illinois Identification Card listed on the application matches the date of issuance of that license or card for that person on file with the Secretary of State;
        (3) that the date of birth provided by the applicant
    
matches the date of birth for that person on file with the Secretary of State; and
        (4) that the residence address provided by the
    
applicant matches the residence address for that person on file with the Secretary of State.
    (g) If the information provided by the applicant matches all of the criteria identified in subsection (f) of this Section, the online notary public application system shall retrieve from the Secretary of State's database files an electronic copy of the applicant's signature from his or her Illinois driver's license or Illinois Identification Card and such signature shall be deemed to be the applicant's signature on his or her online notary public application.
(Source: P.A. 99-112, eff. 1-1-16.)

5 ILCS 312/2-103

    (5 ILCS 312/2-103) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-103)
    Sec. 2-103. Appointment Fee. Every applicant for appointment and commission as a notary public shall pay to the Secretary of State a fee of $10.
(Source: P.A. 85-1396.)

5 ILCS 312/2-104

    (5 ILCS 312/2-104) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-104)
    Sec. 2-104. Oath.
    (a) Every applicant for appointment and commission as a notary public shall take the following oath:
    "I, (name of applicant), solemnly affirm, under the penalty of perjury, that the answers to all questions in this application are true, complete, and correct; that I have carefully read the notary law of this State; and that, if appointed and commissioned as a notary public, I will perform faithfully, to the best of my ability, all notarial acts in accordance with the law.".
    (b) In the event that the applicant completes a paper application for appointment and commission as a notary public, he or she shall take the oath in the presence of a person qualified to administer an oath in this State. The printed oath shall be followed by the signature of the applicant and notarized as follows:
    " ................. (Signature of applicant)
    Subscribed and affirmed before me on (insert date).
    ................... (Official signature and official seal of notary)".
    (c) In the event that the applicant completes an online application for appointment and commission as a notary public, he or she shall affirm the oath electronically. An electronic affirmation of the oath in the online notary public application system shall have the same force and effect as an oath sworn and affirmed in person.
(Source: P.A. 99-112, eff. 1-1-16.)

5 ILCS 312/2-105

    (5 ILCS 312/2-105) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-105)
    Sec. 2-105. Bond. Every application for appointment and commission as a notary public shall be accompanied by an executed bond commencing on the date of the appointment with a term of 4 years, in the sum of $5,000, with, as surety thereon, a company qualified to write surety bonds in this State. The bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of all notarial acts in accordance with this Act. The Secretary of State may prescribe an official bond form.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/2-106

    (5 ILCS 312/2-106) (from Ch. 102, par. 202-106)
    Sec. 2-106. Appointment recorded by county clerk. The appointment of the applicant as a notary public is complete when the commission is recorded with the county clerk.
    The Secretary of State shall forward the applicant's commission to the county clerk of the county in which the applicant resides or, if the applicant is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, the county in Illinois in which the applicant's principal place of work or principal place of business is located. Upon receipt thereof, the county clerk shall notify the applicant of the action taken by the Secretary of State, and the applicant shall either appear at the county clerk's office to record the same and receive the commission or request by mail to have the commission sent to the applicant with a specimen signature of the applicant attached to the request. The applicant shall have a record of the appointment, and the time when the commission will expire, entered in the records of the office of the county clerk. When the applicant appears before the county clerk, the applicant shall pay a fee of $5, at which time the county clerk shall then deliver the commission to the applicant.
    If the appointment is completed by mail, the applicant shall pay the county clerk a fee of $10.00, which shall be submitted with the request to the county clerk. The county clerk shall then record the appointment and send the commission by mail to the applicant.
    If an applicant does not respond to the notification by the county clerk within 30 days, the county clerk shall again notify the applicant that the county clerk has received the applicant's notary public commission issued by the Secretary of State. The second notice shall be in substantially the following form:
    "The records of this office indicate that you have not
    
picked up your notary public commission from the Office of the County Clerk.
    The Illinois Notary Public Law requires you to appear in
    
person in the clerk's office, record your commission, and pay a fee of $5.00 to the county clerk or request that your commission be mailed to you. This request must be accompanied by a specimen of your signature and a $10.00 fee payable to the county clerk.
    Your appointment as a notary is not complete until the
    
commission is recorded with the county clerk. Furthermore, if you do not make arrangements with the clerk for recording and delivery of your commission within 30 days from the date of this letter, the county clerk will return your commission to the Secretary of State. Your commission will be cancelled and your name will be removed from the list of notaries in the State of Illinois.
    I should also like to remind you that any person who
    
attests to any document as a notary and is not a notary in good standing with the Office of the Secretary of State is guilty of official misconduct and may be subject to a fine or imprisonment.".
    The Secretary of State shall cancel the appointment of all notaries whose commissions are returned to his office by the county clerks. No application fee will be refunded and no bonding company is required to issue a refund when an appointment is cancelled.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. III

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III
DUTIES - FEES - AUTHORITY

5 ILCS 312/3-101

    (5 ILCS 312/3-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 203-101)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 3-101. Official seal and signature.
    (a) Each notary public shall, upon receiving the commission from the county clerk, obtain an official rubber stamp seal with which the notary shall authenticate his official acts. The rubber stamp seal shall contain the following information:
        (1) the words "Official Seal";
        (2) the notary's official name;
        (3) the words "Notary Public", "State of Illinois",
    
and "My commission expires____________(commission expiration date)"; and
        (4) a serrated or milled edge border in a
    
rectangular form not more than one inch in height by two and one-half inches in length surrounding the information.
    (b) At the time of the notarial act, a notary public shall officially sign every notary certificate and affix the rubber stamp seal clearly and legibly using black ink, so that it is capable of photographic reproduction. The illegibility of any of the information required by this Section does not affect the validity of a transaction.
    This subsection does not apply on or after July 1, 2013.
(Source: P.A. 95-988, eff. 6-1-09.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 3-101. Official seal.
    (a) Each notary public shall, upon receiving the commission from the county clerk, obtain an official rubber stamp seal with which the notary shall authenticate his official acts. The rubber stamp seal shall contain the following information:
        (1) the words "Official Seal";
        (2) the notary's official name;
        (3) the words "Notary Public", "State of Illinois",
    
and "My commission expires____________(commission expiration date)"; and
        (4) a serrated or milled edge border in a
    
rectangular form not more than one inch in height by two and one-half inches in length surrounding the information.
    (b) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-81, eff. 1-1-18.)

5 ILCS 312/3-102

    (5 ILCS 312/3-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 203-102)
    Sec. 3-102. Notarial Record; Residential Real Property Transactions.
    (a) This Section shall apply to every notarial act in Illinois involving a document of conveyance that transfers or purports to transfer title to residential real property located in Cook County.
    (b) As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
        (1) "Document of Conveyance" shall mean a written
    
instrument that transfers or purports to transfer title effecting a change in ownership to Residential Real Property, excluding:
            (i) court-ordered and court-authorized
        
conveyances of Residential Real Property, including without limitation, quit-claim deeds executed pursuant to a marital settlement agreement incorporated into a judgment of dissolution of marriage, and transfers in the administration of a probate estate;
            (ii) judicial sale deeds relating to Residential
        
Real Property, including without limitation, sale deeds issued pursuant to proceedings to foreclose a mortgage or execute on a levy to enforce a judgment;
            (iii) deeds transferring ownership of Residential
        
Real Property to a trust where the beneficiary is also the grantor;
            (iv) deeds from grantors to themselves that are
        
intended to change the nature or type of tenancy by which they own Residential Real Property;
            (v) deeds from a grantor to the grantor and
        
another natural person that are intended to establish a tenancy by which the grantor and the other natural person own Residential Real Property;
            (vi) deeds executed to the mortgagee in lieu of
        
foreclosure of a mortgage; and
            (vii) deeds transferring ownership to a revocable
        
or irrevocable grantor trust where the beneficiary includes the grantor.
        (2) "Financial Institution" shall mean a State or
    
federally chartered bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, credit union, or trust company.
        (3) "Notarial Record" shall mean the written
    
document created in conformity with this Section by a notary in connection with Documents of Conveyance.
        (4) "Residential Real Property" shall mean a
    
building or buildings located in Cook County, Illinois and containing one to 4 dwelling units or an individual residential condominium unit.
        (5) "Title Insurance Agent" shall have the meaning
    
ascribed to it under the Title Insurance Act.
        (6) "Title Insurance Company" shall have the meaning
    
ascribed to it under the Title Insurance Act.
    (c) A notary appointed and commissioned as a notary in Illinois shall, in addition to compliance with other provisions of this Act, create a Notarial Record of each notarial act performed in connection with a Document of Conveyance. The Notarial Record shall contain:
        (1) The date of the notarial act;
        (2) The type, title, or a description of the Document
    
of Conveyance being notarized, and the property index number ("PIN") used to identify the Residential Real Property for assessment or taxation purposes and the common street address for the Residential Real Property that is the subject of the Document of Conveyance;
        (3) The signature, printed name, and residence street
    
address of each person whose signature is the subject of the notarial act and a certification by the person that the property is Residential Real Property as defined in this Section, which states "The undersigned grantor hereby certifies that the real property identified in this Notarial Record is Residential Real Property as defined in the Illinois Notary Public Act".
        (4) A description of the satisfactory evidence
    
reviewed by the notary to determine the identity of the person whose signature is the subject of the notarial act;
        (5) The date of notarization, the fee charged for the
    
notarial act, the Notary's home or business phone number, the Notary's residence street address, the Notary's commission expiration date, the correct legal name of the Notary's employer or principal, and the business street address of the Notary's employer or principal; and
        (6) The notary public shall require the person
    
signing the Document of Conveyance (including an agent acting on behalf of a principal under a duly executed power of attorney), whose signature is the subject of the notarial act, to place his or her right thumbprint on the Notarial Record. If the right thumbprint is not available, then the notary shall have the party use his or her left thumb, or any available finger, and shall so indicate on the Notarial Record. If the party signing the document is physically unable to provide a thumbprint or fingerprint, the notary shall so indicate on the Notarial Record and shall also provide an explanation of that physical condition. The notary may obtain the thumbprint by any means that reliably captures the image of the finger in a physical or electronic medium.
    (d) If a notarial act under this Section is performed by a notary who is a principal, employee, or agent of a Title Insurance Company, Title Insurance Agent, Financial Institution, or attorney at law, the notary shall deliver the original Notarial Record to the notary's employer or principal within 14 days after the performance of the notarial act for retention for a period of 7 years as part of the employer's or principal's business records. In the event of a sale or merger of any of the foregoing entities or persons, the successor or assignee of the entity or person shall assume the responsibility to maintain the Notarial Record for the balance of the 7-year business records retention period. Liquidation or other cessation of activities in the ordinary course of business by any of the foregoing entities or persons shall relieve the entity or person from the obligation to maintain Notarial Records after delivery of Notarial Records to the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois.
    (e) If a notarial act is performed by a notary who is not a principal, employee, or agent of a Title Insurance Company, Title Insurance Agent, Financial Institution, or attorney at law, the notary shall deliver the original Notarial Record within 14 days after the performance of the notarial act to the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois for retention for a period of 7 years, accompanied by a filing fee of $5.
    (f) The Notarial Record required under subsection (c) of this Section shall be created and maintained for each person whose signature is the subject of a notarial act regarding a Document of Conveyance and shall be in substantially the following form:
 
NOTARIAL RECORD - RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
Date Notarized:
Fee: $
 
The undersigned grantor hereby certifies that the real property identified in this Notarial Record is Residential Real Property as defined in the Illinois Notary Public Act.
 
Grantor's (Signer's) Printed Name:
 
Grantor's (Signer's) Signature:
 
Grantor's (Signer's) Residential Street Address, City, State, and Zip:
 
Type or Name of Document of Conveyance:
 
PIN No. of Residential Real Property:
 
Common Street Address of Residential Real Property:
 
Thumbprint or Fingerprint:
 
Description of Means of Identification:
 
Additional Comments:
 
Name of Notary Printed:
 
Notary Phone Number:
 
Commission Expiration Date:
 
Residential Street Address of Notary, City, State, and Zip:
 
Name of Notary's Employer or Principal:
 
Business Street Address of Notary's Employer or Principal, City, State, and Zip:
 
    (g) No copies of the original Notarial Record may be made or retained by the Notary. The Notary's employer or principal may retain copies of the Notarial Records as part of its business records, subject to applicable privacy and confidentiality standards.
    (h) The failure of a notary to comply with the procedure set forth in this Section shall not affect the validity of the Residential Real Property transaction in connection to which the Document of Conveyance is executed, in the absence of fraud.
    (i) The Notarial Record or other medium containing the thumbprint or fingerprint required by subsection (c)(6) shall be made available or disclosed only upon receipt of a subpoena duly authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction. Such Notarial Record or other medium shall not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and shall not be made available to any other party, other than a party in succession of interest to the party maintaining the Notarial Record or other medium pursuant to subsection (d) or (e).
    (j) In the event there is a breach in the security of a Notarial Record maintained pursuant to subsections (d) and (e) by the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, the Recorder shall notify the person identified as the "signer" in the Notarial Record at the signer's residential street address set forth in the Notarial Record. "Breach" shall mean unauthorized acquisition of the fingerprint data contained in the Notarial Record that compromises the security, confidentiality, or integrity of the fingerprint data maintained by the Recorder. The notification shall be in writing and made in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable security, confidentiality, and integrity of the Recorder's data system.
    (k) Subsections (a) through (i) shall not apply on and after July 1, 2018.
(Source: P.A. 97-508, eff. 8-23-11; 98-29, eff. 6-21-13.)

5 ILCS 312/3-103

    (5 ILCS 312/3-103) (from Ch. 102, par. 203-103)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 3-103. Notice.
    (a) Every notary public who is not an attorney or an accredited immigration representative who advertises the services of a notary public in a language other than English, whether by radio, television, signs, pamphlets, newspapers, or other written communication, with the exception of a single desk plaque, shall include in the document, advertisement, stationery, letterhead, business card, or other comparable written material the following: notice in English and the language in which the written communication appears. This notice shall be of a conspicuous size, if in writing, and shall state: "I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN ILLINOIS AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE". If such advertisement is by radio or television, the statement may be modified but must include substantially the same message.
    A notary public shall not, in any document, advertisement, stationery, letterhead, business card, or other comparable written material describing the role of the notary public, literally translate from English into another language terms or titles including, but not limited to, notary public, notary, licensed, attorney, lawyer, or any other term that implies the person is an attorney. To illustrate, the word "notario" is prohibited under this provision.
    Failure to follow the procedures in this Section shall result in a fine of $1,000 for each written violation. The second violation shall result in suspension of notary authorization. The third violation shall result in permanent revocation of the commission of notary public. Violations shall not preempt or preclude additional appropriate civil or criminal penalties.
    (b) All notaries public required to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) shall prominently post at their place of business as recorded with the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 2-102 of this Act a schedule of fees established by law which a notary public may charge. The fee schedule shall be written in English and in the non-English language in which notary services were solicited and shall contain the disavowal of legal representation required above in subsection (a), unless such notice of disavowal is already prominently posted.
    (c) No notary public, agency or any other person who is not an attorney shall represent, hold themselves out or advertise that they are experts on immigration matters or provide any other assistance that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or interpretation of the law unless they are a designated entity as defined pursuant to Section 245a.1 of Part 245a of the Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR 245a.1) or an entity accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
    (d) Any person who aids, abets or otherwise induces another person to give false information concerning immigration status shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense committed within 5 years of a previous conviction for the same offense.
    Any notary public who violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of official misconduct and subject to fine or imprisonment.
    Nothing in this Section shall preclude any consumer of notary public services from pursuing other civil remedies available under the law.
    (e) No notary public who is not an attorney or an accredited representative shall accept payment in exchange for providing legal advice or any other assistance that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or interpretation of the law.
    (f) Violation of subsection (e) is a business offense punishable by a fine of 3 times the amount received for services, or $1,001 minimum, and restitution of the amount paid to the consumer. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preempt nor preclude additional appropriate civil remedies or criminal charges available under law.
    (g) If a notary public of this State is convicted of 2 or more business offenses involving a violation of this Act within a 12-month period while commissioned, or of 3 or more business offenses involving a violation of this Act within a 5-year period regardless of being commissioned, the Secretary shall automatically revoke the notary public commission of that person on the date that the person's most recent business offense conviction is entered as a final judgment.
(Source: P.A. 93-1001, eff. 8-23-04.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 3-103. Notice.
    (a) Every notary public who is not an attorney or an accredited immigration representative who advertises the services of a notary public in a language other than English, whether by radio, television, signs, pamphlets, newspapers, electronic communications, or other written communication, with the exception of a single desk plaque, shall include in the document, advertisement, stationery, letterhead, business card, or other comparable written or electronic material the following: notice in English and the language in which the written or electronic communication appears. This notice shall be of a conspicuous size, if in writing or electronic communication, and shall state: "I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN ILLINOIS AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE". If such advertisement is by radio or television, the statement may be modified but must include substantially the same message.
    A notary public shall not, in any document, advertisement, stationery, letterhead, business card, electronic communication, or other comparable written material describing the role of the notary public, literally translate from English into another language terms or titles including, but not limited to, notary public, notary, licensed, attorney, lawyer, or any other term that implies the person is an attorney. To illustrate, the word "notario" is prohibited under this provision.
    Failure to follow the procedures in this Section shall result in a fine of $1,000 for each written violation. The second violation shall result in suspension of notary authorization. The third violation shall result in permanent revocation of the commission of notary public. Violations shall not preempt or preclude additional appropriate civil or criminal penalties.
    (b) All notaries public required to comply with the provisions of subsection (a) shall prominently post at their place of business as recorded with the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 2-102 of this Act a schedule of fees established by law which a notary public may charge. The fee schedule shall be written in English and in the non-English language in which notary services were solicited and shall contain the disavowal of legal representation required above in subsection (a), unless such notice of disavowal is already prominently posted.
    (c) No notary public, agency or any other person who is not an attorney shall represent, hold themselves out or advertise that they are experts on immigration matters or provide any other assistance that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or interpretation of the law unless they are a designated entity as defined pursuant to Section 245a.1 of Part 245a of the Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR 245a.1) or an entity accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
    (d) Any person who aids, abets or otherwise induces another person to give false information concerning immigration status shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense committed within 5 years of a previous conviction for the same offense.
    Any notary public who violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of official misconduct and subject to fine or imprisonment.
    Nothing in this Section shall preclude any consumer of notary public services from pursuing other civil remedies available under the law.
    (e) No notary public who is not an attorney or an accredited representative shall accept payment in exchange for providing legal advice or any other assistance that requires legal analysis, legal judgment, or interpretation of the law.
    (f) Violation of subsection (e) is a business offense punishable by a fine of 3 times the amount received for services, or $1,001 minimum, and restitution of the amount paid to the consumer. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to preempt nor preclude additional appropriate civil remedies or criminal charges available under law.
    (g) If a notary public of this State is convicted of 2 or more business offenses involving a violation of this Act within a 12-month period while commissioned, or of 3 or more business offenses involving a violation of this Act within a 5-year period regardless of being commissioned, the Secretary shall automatically revoke the notary public commission of that person on the date that the person's most recent business offense conviction is entered as a final judgment.
(Source: P.A. 100-81, eff. 1-1-18.)

5 ILCS 312/3-104

    (5 ILCS 312/3-104) (from Ch. 102, par. 203-104)
    Sec. 3-104. Maximum Fee.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, the maximum fee in this State is $1.00 for any notarial act performed and, until July 1, 2018, up to $25 for any notarial act performed pursuant to Section 3-102.
    (b) Fees for a notary public, agency, or any other person who is not an attorney or an accredited representative filling out immigration forms shall be limited to the following:
        (1) $10 per form completion;
        (2) $10 per page for the translation of a non-English
    
language into English where such translation is required for immigration forms;
        (3) $1 for notarizing;
        (4) $3 to execute any procedures necessary to obtain
    
a document required to complete immigration forms; and
        (5) A maximum of $75 for one complete application.
    Fees authorized under this subsection shall not include application fees required to be submitted with immigration applications.
    Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense committed within 5 years of a previous conviction for the same offense.
    (c) Upon his own information or upon complaint of any person, the Attorney General or any State's Attorney, or their designee, may maintain an action for injunctive relief in the court against any notary public or any other person who violates the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section. These remedies are in addition to, and not in substitution for, other available remedies.
    If the Attorney General or any State's Attorney fails to bring an action as provided pursuant to this subsection within 90 days of receipt of a complaint, any person may file a civil action to enforce the provisions of this subsection and maintain an action for injunctive relief.
    (d) All notaries public must provide receipts and keep records for fees accepted for services provided. Failure to provide receipts and keep records that can be presented as evidence of no wrongdoing shall be construed as a presumptive admission of allegations raised in complaints against the notary for violations related to accepting prohibited fees.
(Source: P.A. 98-29, eff. 6-21-13.)

5 ILCS 312/3-105

    (5 ILCS 312/3-105) (from Ch. 102, par. 203-105)
    Sec. 3-105. Authority. A notary public shall have authority to perform notarial acts throughout the State so long as the notary resides in the same county in which the notary was commissioned or, if the notary is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, so long as the notary's principal place of work or principal place of business is in the same county in Illinois in which the notary was commissioned.
(Source: P.A. 91-818, eff. 6-13-00.)

5 ILCS 312/3-106

    (5 ILCS 312/3-106) (from Ch. 102, par. 203-106)
    Sec. 3-106. Certificate of Authority. Upon the receipt of a written request, the notarized document, and a fee of $2 payable to the Secretary of State or County Clerk, the Office of the Secretary of State or County Clerk shall provide a certificate of authority in substantially the following form:
    I ............... (Secretary of State or ......... County Clerk) of the State of Illinois, which office is an office of record having a seal, certify that ........ (notary's name), by whom the foregoing or annexed document was notarized, was, on (insert date), appointed and commissioned a notary public in and for the State of Illinois and that as such, full faith and credit is and ought to be given to this notary's official attestations. In testimony whereof, I have affixed my signature and the seal of this office on (insert date).
................................................
(Secretary of State or ...... County Clerk).
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. IV

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV
CHANGE OF NAME OR MOVE FROM COUNTY

5 ILCS 312/4-101

    (5 ILCS 312/4-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 204-101)
    Sec. 4-101. Changes causing commission to cease to be in effect. When any notary public legally changes his or her name or moves from the county in which he or she was commissioned or, if the notary public is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, no longer maintains a principal place of work or principal place of business in the same county in Illinois in which he or she was commissioned, the commission ceases to be in effect and should be returned to the Secretary of State. These individuals who desire to again become a notary public must file a new application, bond, and oath with the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 91-818, eff. 6-13-00.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. V

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V
REAPPOINTMENT AS A NOTARY PUBLIC

5 ILCS 312/5-101

    (5 ILCS 312/5-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 205-101)
    Sec. 5-101. Reappointment. No person is automatically reappointed as a notary public. At least 60 days prior to the expiration of a commission the Secretary of State shall mail notice of the expiration date to the holder of a commission. Every notary public who is an applicant for reappointment shall comply with the provisions of Article II of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/5-102

    (5 ILCS 312/5-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 205-102)
    Sec. 5-102. Solicitation to Purchase Bond. No person shall solicit any notary public and offer to provide a surety bond more than 60 days in advance of the expiration date of the notary public's commission.
    Nor shall any person solicit any applicant for a commission or reappointment thereof and offer to provide a surety bond for the notary commission unless any such solicitation specifically sets forth in bold face type not less than 1/4 inch in height the following: "WE ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY".
    Whenever it shall appear to the Secretary of State that any person is engaged or is about to engage in any acts or practices which constitute or will constitute a violation of the provisions of this Section, the Secretary of State may, in his discretion, through the Attorney General, apply for an injunction, and, upon a proper showing, any circuit court shall have power to issue a permanent or temporary injunction or restraining order without bond to enforce the provisions of this Act, and either party to such suit shall have the right to prosecute an appeal from the order or judgment of the court.
    Any person, association, corporation, or others who violate the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and punishable by a fine of not less than $500 for each offense.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. VI

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI
NOTARIAL ACTS AND FORMS

5 ILCS 312/6-101

    (5 ILCS 312/6-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 206-101)
    Sec. 6-101. Definitions.
    (a) "Notarial act" means any act that a notary public of this State is authorized to perform and includes taking an acknowledgment, administering an oath or affirmation, taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, and witnessing or attesting a signature.
    (b) "Acknowledgment" means a declaration by a person that the person has executed an instrument for the purposes stated therein and, if the instrument is executed in a representative capacity, that the person signed the instrument with proper authority and executed it as the act of the person or entity represented and identified therein.
    (c) "Verification upon oath or affirmation" means a declaration that a statement is true made by a person upon oath or affirmation.
    (d) "In a representative capacity" means:
        (1) for and on behalf of a corporation, partnership,
    
trust, or other entity, as an authorized officer, agent, partner, trustee, or other representative;
        (2) as a public officer, personal representative,
    
guardian, or other representative, in the capacity recited in the instrument;
        (3) as an attorney in fact for a principal; or
        (4) in any other capacity as an authorized
    
representative of another.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/6-102

    (5 ILCS 312/6-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 206-102)
    Sec. 6-102. Notarial Acts.
    (a) In taking an acknowledgment, the notary public must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the person appearing before the notary and making the acknowledgment is the person whose true signature is on the instrument.
    (b) In taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, the notary public must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the person appearing before the notary and making the verification is the person whose true signature is on the statement verified.
    (c) In witnessing or attesting a signature, the notary public must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the signature is that of the person appearing before the notary and named therein.
    (d) A notary public has satisfactory evidence that a person is the person whose true signature is on a document if that person:
        (1) is personally known to the notary;
        (2) is identified upon the oath or affirmation of a
    
credible witness personally known to the notary; or
        (3) is identified on the basis of identification
    
documents. Identification documents are documents that are valid at the time of the notarial act, issued by a state agency, federal government agency, or consulate, and bearing the photographic image of the individual's face and signature of the individual.
(Source: P.A. 97-397, eff. 1-1-12; 98-29, eff. 6-21-13.)

5 ILCS 312/6-103

    (5 ILCS 312/6-103) (from Ch. 102, par. 206-103)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 6-103. Certificate of notarial acts.
    (a) A notarial act must be evidenced by a certificate signed and dated by the notary public. The certificate must include identification of the jurisdiction in which the notarial act is performed and the official seal of office.
    (b) A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it meets the requirements of subsection (a) and it:
        (1) is in the short form set forth in Section 6-105;
        (2) is in a form otherwise prescribed by the law of
    
this State; or
        (3) sets forth the actions of the notary public and
    
those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 6-103. Certificate of notarial acts.
    (a) A notarial act must be evidenced by a certificate signed and dated by the notary public. The certificate must include identification of the jurisdiction in which the notarial act is performed and the official seal of office.
    (b) A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it meets the requirements of subsection (a) and it:
        (1) is in the short form set forth in Section 6-105;
        (2) is in a form otherwise prescribed by the law of
    
this State; or
        (3) sets forth the actions of the notary public and
    
those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.
    (c) At the time of a notarial act, a notary public shall officially sign every notary certificate and affix the rubber stamp seal clearly and legibly using black ink, so that it is capable of photographic reproduction. The illegibility of any of the information required under this Section does not affect the validity of a transaction.
(Source: P.A. 100-81, eff. 1-1-18.)

5 ILCS 312/6-104

    (5 ILCS 312/6-104) (from Ch. 102, par. 206-104)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 6-104. Acts prohibited.
    (a) A notary public shall not use any name or initial in signing certificates other than that by which the notary was commissioned.
    (b) A notary public shall not acknowledge any instrument in which the notary's name appears as a party to the transaction.
    (c) A notary public shall not affix his signature to a blank form of affidavit or certificate of acknowledgment and deliver that form to another person with intent that it be used as an affidavit or acknowledgment.
    (d) A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment of or administer an oath to any person whom the notary actually knows to have been adjudged mentally ill by a court of competent jurisdiction and who has not been restored to mental health as a matter of record.
    (e) A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment of any person who is blind until the notary has read the instrument to such person.
    (f) A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment of any person who does not speak or understand the English language, unless the nature and effect of the instrument to be notarized is translated into a language which the person does understand.
    (g) A notary public shall not change anything in a written instrument after it has been signed by anyone.
    (h) No notary public shall be authorized to prepare any legal instrument, or fill in the blanks of an instrument, other than a notary certificate; however, this prohibition shall not prohibit an attorney, who is also a notary public, from performing notarial acts for any document prepared by that attorney.
    (i) If a notary public accepts or receives any money from any one to whom an oath has been administered or on behalf of whom an acknowledgment has been taken for the purpose of transmitting or forwarding such money to another and willfully fails to transmit or forward such money promptly, the notary is personally liable for any loss sustained because of such failure. The person or persons damaged by such failure may bring an action to recover damages, together with interest and reasonable attorney fees, against such notary public or his bondsmen.
(Source: P.A. 85-421.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-81)
    Sec. 6-104. Acts prohibited.
    (a) A notary public shall not use any name or initial in signing certificates other than that by which the notary was commissioned.
    (b) A notary public shall not acknowledge any instrument in which the notary's name appears as a party to the transaction.
    (c) A notary public shall not affix his signature to a blank form of affidavit or certificate of acknowledgment.
    (d) A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment of or administer an oath to any person whom the notary actually knows to have been adjudged mentally ill by a court of competent jurisdiction and who has not been restored to mental health as a matter of record.
    (e) A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment of any person who is blind until the notary has read the instrument to such person.
    (f) A notary public shall not take the acknowledgment of any person who does not speak or understand the English language, unless the nature and effect of the instrument to be notarized is translated into a language which the person does understand.
    (g) A notary public shall not change anything in a written instrument after it has been signed by anyone.
    (h) No notary public shall be authorized to prepare any legal instrument, or fill in the blanks of an instrument, other than a notary certificate; however, this prohibition shall not prohibit an attorney, who is also a notary public, from performing notarial acts for any document prepared by that attorney.
    (i) If a notary public accepts or receives any money from any one to whom an oath has been administered or on behalf of whom an acknowledgment has been taken for the purpose of transmitting or forwarding such money to another and willfully fails to transmit or forward such money promptly, the notary is personally liable for any loss sustained because of such failure. The person or persons damaged by such failure may bring an action to recover damages, together with interest and reasonable attorney fees, against such notary public or his bondsmen.
(Source: P.A. 100-81, eff. 1-1-18.)

5 ILCS 312/6-105

    (5 ILCS 312/6-105) (from Ch. 102, par. 206-105)
    Sec. 6-105. Short Forms. The following short form certificates of notarial acts are sufficient for the purposes indicated.
    (a) For an acknowledgment in an individual capacity:
State of _________________
County of ________________
    This instrument was acknowledged before me on ___________(date) by ___________________(name/s of person/s).
 
____________________________
(Signature of Notary Public)
(Seal)
 
    (b) For an acknowledgment in a representative capacity:
State of ______________________
County of _____________________
    This instrument was acknowledged before me on _________(date) by __________________(name/s of person/s) as _________________________________(type of authority, e.g., officer, trustee, etc.) of _________________________(name of party on behalf of whom instrument was executed).
 
_______________________________
(Signature of Notary Public)
(Seal)
 
    (c) For a verification upon oath or affirmation:
State of _________________
County of_________________
    Signed and sworn (or affirmed) to before me on _________(date) by _____________________(name/s of person/s making statement).
 
_______________________________
(Signature of Notary Public)
(Seal)
 
    (d) For witnessing or attesting a signature:
State of_________________
County of _______________
    Signed or attested before me on __________(date) by __________________(name/s of person/s).
 
_______________________________
(Signature of Notary Public)
(Seal)
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. VII

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII
LIABILITY AND REVOCATION

5 ILCS 312/7-101

    (5 ILCS 312/7-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-101)
    Sec. 7-101. Liability of Notary and Surety. A notary public and the surety on the notary's bond are liable to the persons involved for all damages caused by the notary's official misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-102

    (5 ILCS 312/7-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-102)
    Sec. 7-102. Liability of Employer of Notary. The employer of a notary public is also liable to the persons involved for all damages caused by the notary's official misconduct, if:
        (a) the notary public was acting within the scope of
    
the notary's employment at the time the notary engaged in the official misconduct; and
        (b) the employer consented to the notary public's
    
official misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-103

    (5 ILCS 312/7-103) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-103)
    Sec. 7-103. Cause of Damages. It is not essential to a recovery of damages that a notary's official misconduct be the only cause of the damages.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-104

    (5 ILCS 312/7-104) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-104)
    Sec. 7-104. Official Misconduct Defined. The term "official misconduct" generally means the wrongful exercise of a power or the wrongful performance of a duty and is fully defined in Section 33-3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. The term "wrongful" as used in the definition of official misconduct means unauthorized, unlawful, abusive, negligent, reckless, or injurious.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

5 ILCS 312/7-105

    (5 ILCS 312/7-105) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-105)
    Sec. 7-105. Official Misconduct.
    (a) A notary public who knowingly and willfully commits any official misconduct is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) A notary public who recklessly or negligently commits any official misconduct is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-106

    (5 ILCS 312/7-106) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-106)
    Sec. 7-106. Willful Impersonation. Any person who acts as, or otherwise willfully impersonates, a notary public while not lawfully appointed and commissioned to perform notarial acts is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-107

    (5 ILCS 312/7-107) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-107)
    Sec. 7-107. Wrongful Possession. Any person who unlawfully possesses a notary's official seal is guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable upon conviction by a fine not exceeding $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-108

    (5 ILCS 312/7-108) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-108)
    Sec. 7-108. Revocation of Commission. The Secretary of State may revoke the commission of any notary public who, during the current term of appointment:
        (a) submits an application for commission and
    
appointment as a notary public which contains substantial and material misstatement or omission of fact; or
        (b) is convicted of any felony or official misconduct
    
under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/7-109

    (5 ILCS 312/7-109) (from Ch. 102, par. 207-109)
    Sec. 7-109. Action for Injunction, Unauthorized Practice of Law. Upon his own information or upon complaint of any person, the Attorney General or any State's Attorney, or their designee, may maintain an action for injunctive relief in the circuit court against any notary public who renders, offers to render, or holds himself or herself out as rendering any service constituting the unauthorized practice of the law. Any organized bar association in this State may intervene in the action, at any stage of the proceeding, for good cause shown. The action may also be maintained by an organized bar association in this State. These remedies are in addition to, and not in substitution for, other available remedies.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/Art. VIII

 
    (5 ILCS 312/Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. REPEALER AND EFFECTIVE DATE

5 ILCS 312/8-101

    (5 ILCS 312/8-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 208-101)
    Sec. 8-101. Section 2 of "An Act to increase the fee for issuing commissions to notaries public", approved June 3, 1897, as amended, is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/8-102

    (5 ILCS 312/8-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 208-102)
    Sec. 8-102. Section 28 of "An Act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto", approved March 29, 1872, as amended, is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/8-103

    (5 ILCS 312/8-103) (from Ch. 102, par. 208-103)
    Sec. 8-103. "An Act to provide for the appointment, qualification and duties of notaries public and certifying their official acts and to provide for fines and penalties for the violation thereof", approved April 5, 1872, as amended, is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)

5 ILCS 312/8-104

    (5 ILCS 312/8-104) (from Ch. 102, par. 208-104)
    Sec. 8-104. This Act takes effect July 1, 1986.
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)