State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Laura Fine


5 ILCS 312/3-104  from Ch. 102, par. 203-104

    Amends the Illinois Notary Public Act. Provides that, except as otherwise indicated, the maximum fee in this State for any notarial act performed is $3.00 (currently, $1.00).

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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Notary Public Act is amended by
5changing Section 3-104 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 312/3-104)  (from Ch. 102, par. 203-104)
7    Sec. 3-104. Maximum Fee.
8    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section,
9the maximum fee in this State is $3.00 $1.00 for any notarial
10act performed and, until July 1, 2018, up to $25 for any
11notarial act performed pursuant to Section 3-102.
12    (b) Fees for a notary public, agency, or any other person
13who is not an attorney or an accredited representative filling
14out immigration forms shall be limited to the following:
15        (1) $10 per form completion;
16        (2) $10 per page for the translation of a non-English
17    language into English where such translation is required
18    for immigration forms;
19        (3) $1 for notarizing;
20        (4) $3 to execute any procedures necessary to obtain a
21    document required to complete immigration forms; and
22        (5) A maximum of $75 for one complete application.
23    Fees authorized under this subsection shall not include



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1application fees required to be submitted with immigration
3    Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection
4shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense
5and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense
6committed within 5 years of a previous conviction for the same
8    (c) Upon his own information or upon complaint of any
9person, the Attorney General or any State's Attorney, or their
10designee, may maintain an action for injunctive relief in the
11court against any notary public or any other person who
12violates the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section.
13These remedies are in addition to, and not in substitution for,
14other available remedies.
15    If the Attorney General or any State's Attorney fails to
16bring an action as provided pursuant to this subsection within
1790 days of receipt of a complaint, any person may file a civil
18action to enforce the provisions of this subsection and
19maintain an action for injunctive relief.
20    (d) All notaries public must provide receipts and keep
21records for fees accepted for services provided. Failure to
22provide receipts and keep records that can be presented as
23evidence of no wrongdoing shall be construed as a presumptive
24admission of allegations raised in complaints against the
25notary for violations related to accepting prohibited fees.
26(Source: P.A. 98-29, eff. 6-21-13.)