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WAC 308-30-270

Termination or suspension of commission or endorsement.

(1) The department may take action against the commission and/or endorsement of a notary public who fails to comply with these rules as provided in RCW 42.45.210, 42.45.270, and chapter 18.235 RCW. Any restriction, suspension, or revocation of a notary public's commission will automatically have the same effect on any endorsement the notary public holds.
(2) A notary public may terminate their notary public commission and/or electronic records endorsement by notifying the department of this intent in writing and disposing of all or any part of a tamper-evident technology in the notary's control whose purpose was to perform electronic notarizations.
(3) A notary public may terminate the electronic records notary public endorsement and maintain the underlying notary public commission.
(4) A notary public whose commission is terminated or expired, either by the notary or the department, shall disable their official stamp by destroying, defacing, damaging, or securing the device against use. The notary shall maintain their notarial journals for ten years as required by RCW 42.45.180 and WAC 308-30-210.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.45.250. WSR 18-12-028, ยง 308-30-270, filed 5/29/18, effective 7/1/18.]
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