Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     1-5-402. Qualifications -- training -- residence. (1) A person may not be appointed as a notary public unless the person has satisfactorily completed a training program certified by the secretary of state.
     (2) A person may not be reappointed as a notary public if at any time during the notary's term a complaint has been filed against the notary or the secretary of state's office has received evidence of improperly notarized documents by the notary unless the person has satisfactorily completed a training program certified by the secretary of state.
     (3) A person appointed or reappointed as a notary public may not, at the time of appointment or reappointment, be a convicted felon. Each person appointed or reappointed as a notary public must be a resident of Montana for at least 30 days immediately preceding appointment or reappointment and must continue to reside within the state of Montana. Removal from the state or conviction of a felony vacates the office and is equivalent to resignation.

     History: En. Sec. 911, Pol. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 318, Rev. C. 1907; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 103, L. 1909; re-en. Sec. 386, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. Pol. C. Sec. 792; re-en. Sec. 386, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 56-102; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 192, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 161, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 319, L. 2009.

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