Appointment — Denial for unprofessional conduct — Certificate of appointment.
(1) In addition to the unprofessional conduct specified in RCW 18.235.130, the director may deny appointment as a notary public to any person based on the following conduct, acts, or conditions:
(a) Has had disciplinary action taken against any professional license in this or any other state;
(b) Has engaged in official misconduct as defined in RCW 42.44.160(1), whether or not criminal penalties resulted; or
(c) Has violated any of the provisions of chapter 19.154 RCW.
(2) The director shall deliver a certificate evidencing the appointment to each person appointed as a notary public. The certificate may be signed in facsimile by the governor, the secretary of state, and the director or the director's designee. The certificate must bear a printed seal of the state of Washington.
[2011 c 244 § 6; 2002 c 86 § 287; 1985 c 156 § 3.]
| Effective date -- 2011 c 244: See note following RCW 19.154.010.|
Effective dates -- 2002 c 86: See note following RCW 18.08.340.
Part headings not law -- Severability -- 2002 c 86: See RCW 18.235.902 and 18.235.903.