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53-121. Notaries advertising in foreign language; requirements; penalties for violations. (a) A notary public who is not admitted to the practice of law in this state and who advertises notarial services in a language other than English shall include, in any advertisement, notice, letterhead or sign, a statement prominently displayed, in the same language in which such notarial services are offered, as follows: "I am not authorized to practice law and have no authority to give advice on immigration law or other legal matters."

(b) A notary public who is not admitted to the practice of law in this state shall not use the term "notario publico" or any equivalent non-English term in any business card, advertisement, notice or sign unless it complies with the requirements of subsection (a).

(c) Violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor.

(d) Violation of this section constitutes a deceptive act or practice pursuant to K.S.A. 50-626, and amendments thereto, and shall be subject to the remedies and penalties provided by the Kansas consumer protection act.

(e) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the acts contained in article 1 of chapter 53 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2006, ch. 14, ยง 1; July 1.


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