CHAPTER 320

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 651

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9611, CHAPTER 96, TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RECORDATION OF DOCUMENTS BEARING CERTIFICATES OF NOTARIAL ACTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1 Amend Section 9611, Chapter 96, Title 9 of the Delaware Code by deleting it in Its entirety and substituting therein the following:

19611. Recordation of Instruments Containing Certificate of Notarial Act.

(a) Any document presented to the Recorder for recording which contains a certificate of a notarial act as defined by 29 Del.C. §4321(3) and §4327 (existing or as amended), shall, in addition to other matters which may be required by law, identify the name and title of the Notarial Officer who executed the certificate in a legible manner which is suitable for micrographic or electronic reproduction.

(b) The use of a typewriter, printer or rubber stamp which when applied to the Instrument produces the printed Information required by Subsection (a) shall also be authorized.

(c) The Recorder may refuse to record any document that contains a certificate of a notarial act which does not comply with Subsection (a) unless the person recording the instrument pays a penalty equal to the authorized recording fee for said document.

(d) The recording of any instrument which does not comply with Subsection (a) shall not affect its validity or admissibility as a public record."

Section 2. This Act shall be effective 60 days after its enactment.

Approved July 10, 1990.