202. Annual report; filing fee; penalties; suspension. A. Except as provided in Subsection F of this Section, all regularly commissioned non-attorney notaries shall file an annual report with the secretary of state on or before the anniversary date of his commission on the form developed and mailed, or provided by electronic means, by the secretary of state pursuant to R.S. 35:191.2
(2)(a), together with payment of the filing fee established by the secretary of state pursuant to R.S. 35:191.2
(3). The annual report shall be completed in full and signed by the notary.
B. Except as provided in Subsection F of this Section, a notary who fails to timely file the required annual report and pay the filing fee pursuant to Subsection A of this Section shall be assessed a late fee not to exceed fifty dollars by the secretary of state.
C. The commission of any notary who fails to timely file his fully completed annual report within sixty days after its due date as provided in Subsection A of this Section shall be automatically suspended, and the notary shall have no authority to exercise any of the duties or functions of a notary public until a cur rent required annual report has been filed, and the notary has paid all accrued fees and late charges for a period not to exceed three years in connection with the suspension of his commission.