BILL NUMBER: AB 434	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  496
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  OCTOBER 11, 2007
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  OCTOBER 11, 2007
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 31, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 25, 2007
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 9, 2007
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 9, 2007
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 22, 2007

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Silva

                        FEBRUARY 16, 2007

   An act to add Section 8206.5 to the Government Code, relating to
notaries public.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 434, Silva. Notaries public.
   Existing law requires a notary public to keep an active journal of
all official acts performed as a notary public, and to include in
this journal, among other things, information as to every instrument
acknowledged or proved before the notary. Existing law requires a
notary, upon written request of any member of the public, as
specified, to supply a photostatic copy of any line item contained in
this journal.
   This bill would require a notary public to either provide a
photostatic copy, as specified, to the requesting member of the
public, or acknowledge that the line item does not exist, within 15
business days of receipt of the request by the notary.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 8206.5 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   8206.5.  Upon receiving a request for a copy of a transaction
pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 8206, the notary shall respond
to the request within 15 business days after receipt of the request
and either supply the photostatic copy requested or acknowledge that
no such line item exists. In a disciplinary proceeding for
noncompliance with subdivision (c) of Section 8206 or this section, a
notary may defend his or her delayed action on the basis of
unavoidable, exigent business or personal circumstances.