2017 ORS 194.370¹
Investigation of applicant
  • consent

(1) For purposes described in subsection (2) of this section, upon consent of the applicant for a commission as a notary public and upon request of the Secretary of State, the Department of State Police shall furnish to the secretary any information regarding the applicant that the department may have in its possession and any information to which the department may have access, including but not limited to the Law Enforcement Data System established in ORS 181A.280 (Law Enforcement Data System established).

(2) The department shall provide the information described in subsection (1) of this section to assist in:

(a) Verifying the identity of an applicant for a commission as a notary public; or

(b) Determining whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony or of a lesser offense incompatible with the duties of a notary public.

(3) For purposes of receiving the information described in this section, the Secretary of State is a criminal justice agency under ORS 181A.010 (Definitions for ORS 181A.010 to 181A.350) to 181A.350 (Eligibility of towing business to be placed on department list) and the rules adopted under ORS 181A.230 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information).

(4) An individual applying for a commission as a notary public is considered, upon signing the application filed under ORS 194.315 (Commission as notary public), to have given the consent necessary for purposes of subsection (1) of this section. [2013 c.219 §30 (enacted in lieu of 194.024)]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 194—Uniform Law on Notarial Acts; Unsworn Foreign Declarations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors194.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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