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(5 ILCS 312/) Illinois Notary Public Act.

5 ILCS 312/Art. V

    (5 ILCS 312/Art. V heading)

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 or electronic 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 or electronic notary public who is an applicant for reappointment shall comply with the provisions of Article II of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-160, eff. 6-5-23 (See Section 91 of P.A. 103-562 for effective date of P.A. 102-160).)

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 commission of a notary public or electronic notary public.
    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. 102-160, eff. 5-6-23 (See Section 91 of P.A. 103-562 for effective date of P.A. 102-160).)