D.C. Law 21-137. Notary Public Fee Enhancement Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-137. Notary Public Fee Enhancement Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend An Act To establish a code of law for the District of Columbia to raise the fee charged by a notary public to, at minimum, $5 per notarial act.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Notary Public Fee Enhancement Amendment Act of 2016".

Amend § 1-1213

Sec. 2. Section 571 of An Act To establish a code of law for the District of Columbia, approved March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. 1280; D.C. Official Code § 1-1213), is amended as follows:

(a) Subsection (a) is amended by striking the phrase "charged by notaries public." and inserting the phrase "charged by notaries public; provided, that the schedule of fees shall not include a fee for a notarial act in an amount less than the fee established for that act by subsection (c) of this section." in its place.

(b) Subsection (c) is amended by striking the figure "$2" wherever it appears and inserting the figure "$5" in its place.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.