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19) If a notary applicant pays the $20 application fee and the $20 exam fee with a check that is returned for insufficient funds, select from one of the following the most likely result.
a) The notary commission will be suspended.
b) The notary commission will be revoked.
c) The notary commission will be denied or cancelled.
d) The notary commission will be granted without requiring payment.
Correct answer: c
Since the commission process has not yet been completed, the only possible answer to this question is that the notary commission will be denied or cancelled.
There are many reasons why the Secretary of State may deny, cancel, suspend or revoke the commission. Perhaps an easy way to remember these is simply note that commissions may be suspended or revoked for any of the following:
1) Violation of any notary law,
2) Convictions of a misdemeanor or felony or denial,
3) Revocation or suspension of any professional license as a result of misconduct or dishonesty.
4) Failure to remain current with child support payments.
If a notary commission has not yet been granted, the commission may be denied or cancelled for any of the above or any of the following:
- Failure to fully disclose background information regarding convictions or pending trials.
- Failure to pay child support payments.
- Previous commission denial or revocation.
- Writing an insufficient funds check for the application or exam.