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LA House Bill 855

Notary Law Update: LA House Bill 855

State: Louisiana

Summary:

House Bill 855 permits a mayor of a municipality with a population less than 15,000 to appoint ex officio notarial officers to serve the municipal police department and office of the mayor.

Signed:  June 17, 2010

Effective:  August 15, 2010

Chapter: Act No. 283

Affects:

Amends Section 35:407 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes

Changes:
  1. Authorizes a mayor of a municipality with a population less than 15,000 (formerly 5,000) to appoint ex officio notarial officers to serve the municipal police department and office of the mayor.
  2. Clarifies that ex officio notarial officers appointed by a mayor may administer oaths and execute affidavits, acknowledgments, traffic tickets, and other document that pertain to matters within the official functions of the mayor’s office (new) or the municipal police department (as before).
Analysis:

In Louisiana, the law permits various elected and government officials to appoint ex officio Notaries Public to serve the government. House Bill 855 increases the number of ex officio Notaries in the state by permitting a mayor of a municipality with a population of less than 15,000 (formerly 5,000) to appoint ex officio Notaries to perform notarial services for both the mayor’s office and the municipal police department. Formerly, such Notaries were only permitted to provide notarial services for police departments.

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