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5 ILCS 312/3-107

    (5 ILCS 312/3-107)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 3-107. Journal.
    (a) A notary public or an electronic notary public shall keep a journal of each notarial act or electronic notarial act which includes, without limitation, the requirements set by the Secretary of State in administrative rule, but shall not include any electronic signatures of the person for whom an electronic notarial act was performed or any witnesses.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall adopt administrative rules that set forth, at a minimum:
        (1) the information to be recorded for each
notarization or electronic notarization;
        (2) the period during which the notary public or
electronic notary public must maintain the journal; and
        (3) the minimum security requirements for protecting
the information in the journal and access to the contents of the journal.
    (c) A notary or electronic notary may maintain his or her journal in either paper form or electronic form and may maintain more than one journal or electronic journal to record notarial acts or electronic notarial acts.
    (d) The fact that the employer or contractor of a notary or electronic notary public keeps a record of notarial acts or electronic notarial acts does not relieve the notary public of the duties required by this Section. A notary public or electronic notary public shall not surrender the journal to an employer upon termination of employment and an employer shall not retain the journal of an employee when the employment of the notary public or electronic notary public ceases.
    (e) If the journal of a notary public or electronic notary public is lost, stolen, or compromised, the notary or electronic notary shall notify the Secretary of State within 10 business days after the discovery of the loss, theft, or breach of security.
(Source: P.A. 102-160 (See Section 99 of P.A. 102-160 for effective date of P.A. 102-160).)