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IN House Bill 1041

Notary Law Update: IN House Bill 1041

State: Indiana

Summary:

House Bill 1041 adds to the list certain members of the Indiana National Guard who may take acknowledgments and administer oaths in matters related to the service of an active or reserve duty member of the Guard.

Signed:  March 26, 2014

Effective:  July 01, 2014

Chapter: Public Law 174

Affects:

Amends Section 33-42-4-1 of the Indiana Code

Changes:

Authorizes the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, specific active duty members, reserve duty members, or civilian employees of the Indiana National Guard designated by the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, to take acknowledgments and administer oaths for any purpose related to the service of an active or reserve duty member of the Indiana National Guard.

Analysis:
Most states list in statute the public officials and individuals who are authorized to perform notarial functions. Indiana has such a statute. House Bill 1041 adds to the list certain members of the Indiana National Guard who may take acknowledgments and administer oaths. The statute clarifies that the power to take acknowledgments and administer oaths pertains only to purposes related to the service of an active or reserve duty member of the Guard. The Guard members may not perform notarial functions more broadly throughout the state in the same manner as Notaries Public.
 

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