Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced on October 30, 2012, that he would drop online filing fees for notaries public from $10 to $1 starting November 1 and continuing through the end of the fiscal year. The fee reduction is for notaries who file for the first time or renew online; it is meant as an acknowledgment of the efficiency and convenience of online filing.
The fee reduction is expected to reduce revenue to the Secretary of State’s office by $200,000. The fee reduction will continue until the end of the fiscal year, and will be re-evaluated quarterly from that point on.
The full press release is available here.