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LA House Bill 462

Notary Law Update: LA House Bill 462

State: Louisiana

Summary:

HB 462 authorizes specially designated commissioned officers of the office of the state fire marshal to have ex-officio notarial powers to administer oaths and receive sworn statements in matters incident to their duties.

Signed:  May 22, 2014

Effective:  August 01, 2014

Chapter: Act No. 171

Affects:

Amends Section 35:393 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes

Changes:
  1. Authorizes specially designated commissioned officers of the office of the state fire marshal to have ex-officio notarial powers to administer oaths and receive sworn statements in matters incident to their duties.
  2. Makes non-substantive changes.
Analysis:

Louisiana authorizes many different employees and officers of state government to assume the powers of a Notary without having to be commissioned as a Notary Public. In its latest expansion of the list of ex-officio notarial officers, HB 462 authorizes specially designated commissioned officers of the office of the state fire marshal to have ex-officio notarial powers to administer oaths and receive sworn statements in matters incident to their duties. Note that these designated officers are not authorized to take acknowledgments or perform other acts that Notaries Public of Louisiana may perform.

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