HB274 will be heard Thursday, May 14th at 1 p.m. Here is some historical background to the bill that might prove interesting.
This is the same bill that the LNA supported last year. The bill didn’t make it through the process for lack of time. This year, the Law Institute has drafted some amendments to deal with implementation of the bill and to ensure that notaries in other states cannot use RON to make authentic acts. The LNA has asked for amendments to include representatives from other notary organizations to ensure a full representation of notary interests in other parts of the state. The bill can be viewed at www.legis.la.gov
This is for your information only and need not be part of what you share with committee members in any message of support on the bill. This is given only to inform our members about pending amendments.
Below is a link to some talking points, as shared by our Governmental Legislative Liaison, Alan Jennings, that may assist you in asking the committee members to report the bill favorably with amendments from the Louisiana State Law Institute.
Please add your own personal reasons and benefits to being a RON state while emphasizing the importance of maintaining our civilian ways.
As a reminder we urge you to not cut and paste as most legislators pay little attention to this type of emails.
We want to thank you for showing your active support and hope that these comments and talking points will help you as you contact committee members.
Thanks for your support.
Sharon C. Toups
Louisiana Notary Association