Volume 41 - Issue 27 - July 7, 2022
State of Kansas
Secretary of State
Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations
A public hearing will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, in the second-floor auditorium at Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kansas, regarding the repeal of Kansas Administrative Regulations 7-43-1 to 7-43-6 and the adoption of Kansas Administrative Regulations 7-43-7 to 7-43-24, pertaining to notaries public, pursuant to the enactment of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (K.S.A. 53-5a01 to 53-5a31). The statutory authority for the Secretary of State to promulgate these regulations is K.S.A. 53-5a27.
These regulations include provisions on notary journals, notary stamps, notarial certificates, remote notarization security, remote notarization providers, and notary complaints.
Adopting these regulations imposes only small economic burdens on notaries if they voluntarily decide to provide remote notarizations. These regulations impose no environmental impact.
This 60-day notice of the public hearing shall constitute a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed regulations. Comments may be submitted prior to the hearing to Clay Barker, General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of State, Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612-1594, or to email@example.com. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity at the hearing to present their views. Additionally, interested parties wanting to participate remotely may contact Clay Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain remote access information. It may be necessary to request each participant to limit any oral presentation to five minutes.
Any individual with a disability may request accommodation to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulations and economic impact statements in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation should be made at least five days in advance of the hearing by contacting Clay Barker at 785-296-3483 or the Kansas Relay Center at 1-800-766-3777.
Copies of the full text of the regulations and economic impact statements may be obtained at the address above for the Office of the Secretary of State or by contacting Lara Murphy, Director of Administrative Regulations and Publications, at 785-296-0082 or email@example.com. The proposed regulations are also available on the Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sos.ks.gov.
Secretary of State
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