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RULE §87.5 Change in Employment Status by an Officer or Employee of a State Agency Who Has Qualified Without a Surety Bond

Published: 2015

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(a) If a notary public who has qualified without a surety bond transfers to another state agency, the agency to which the notary public transfers shall notify the State Office of Risk Management and the Office of the Secretary of State of the transfer. (b) If a notary public terminates state employment, the notary public shall:   (1) voluntarily surrender the notary public commission;   (2) purchase and provide evidence to the secretary of state of the purchase of a notary public bond for the time period remaining on the notary's current term of office; or   (3) apply for a new term of office, provide a notary public bond, and pay the applicable fees. (c) Failure to take one of the actions set forth in subsection (b) of this section within 30 days of termination of state employment is good cause for revocation of the notary public's commission.

Source Note: The provisions of this §87.5 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9395