New York notary offices are taking notice of the state’s new law to protect citizens from having their documents searched.
On Monday, the Office of the New York State Notary Public announced that it is adding two new notary public offices to the roster of notary officials in New York City, including a newly created office in Brooklyn.
The notary is required to be registered as a public official and must file a form with the Office for Public Access to Court Records (OPACR).
The office is in the process of obtaining permits to expand its hours and to expand the hours of service.
In the meantime, anyone who has a notary-client’s arrest warrant filed is free to contact a notarial office to obtain a copy of the summons, if it is a misdemeanor, to serve on the person.
It is also possible to obtain summonses to serve in court by filing a summons in person at an office, in a designated court or through a notarized summons.
The office must provide the summons to the person in person, and the person can sign it.
In a statement, New York Notary Commissioner Thomas B. Lohr said that the new law “will protect the public from having a warrant issued for their arrest, and will also serve as a safeguard for the rights of citizens to be free from unnecessary searches of their personal belongings and personal property.”
He added that the office would continue to monitor the new policy.
“As soon as this law becomes law, the office will be fully compliant with it and ensure the new notarial policy is in place and working to protect the privacy of all of our clients,” he said.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is leading the push for a statewide law, said the state has no plans to amend its existing law.
“It will be up to the Legislature to make changes to New York law to address this issue,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
“I think this is an issue that has to be addressed and we have to address it,” he added.
The New York Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is currently reviewing the new new law, according to a statement issued by a spokesperson.
“The department is evaluating the new laws that were passed and the implementation of the new policies,” the spokesperson said.
“We will have more information to share soon.”
The New Jersey Department of Public Safety has also released a statement calling the law a “necessary precaution” and noting that the law is currently in effect in both the state and city of New Jersey.
The spokesperson added that all agencies that provide public services to the state are required to comply with the new rules.
The law also comes at a time when New York is under heightened scrutiny in a national spotlight.
Attorney General Schneiderman is pushing for the federal government to crack down on “sanctuary cities,” where immigrants who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities are kept from complying with court orders.
The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Donald Norcross, would make it a misdemeanor to refuse to comply when a person’s constitutional rights are at risk, and a second-degree misdemeanor to willfully assist in the deportation of an individual who is inadmissible to the U.S. on a validly issued deportation order.
The bill also would make a misdemeanor a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
The proposed law would require notaries to have an approved arrest warrant for a person who has been charged with a crime, even if they do not know the person personally, and to have a warrant signed by the court clerk of the person’s address.
It also would prohibit notaries from issuing summonses for people without warrants unless they have probable cause to believe the person is in danger.
The state legislature passed the law last month.
The legislation was sponsored by Norcross and Republican Assemblyman John Burroughs, who has introduced legislation to ban the use of sanctuary cities.
The federal government is currently considering an immigration crackdown on “snowflake cities” in states including California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, which are seen as “sanctuaries” by many federal officials.
The move has sparked protests in these states, with many sheriffs and police chiefs declaring that the federal policies are inhumane.
In New York, the governor is expected to sign the bill, which he said was a “progressive bill” aimed at protecting New Yorkers from frivolous, “scam” or “scandalous” summonses, which could be used to harass citizens.
The governor said he was committed to the goal of making it easier for New Yorkers to get warrants and other legal assistance.
“Our goal here is to make it easier to get a summons and to get an arrest,” he was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.
“That is a progressive goal, and we’re going to keep going.”
In February, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill