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CHAPTER 39. RECORDS AND PAPERS.

ARTICLE 4. REVISED UNIFORM LAW ON NOTARIAL ACTS.

§39-4-12. Notarial act under authority of federally recognized Indian tribe.

(a) A notarial act performed under the authority and in the jurisdiction of a federally recognized Indian tribe has the same effect as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if the act performed in the jurisdiction of the tribe is performed by:

(1) A notary public of the tribe;

(2) A judge, clerk or deputy clerk of a court of the tribe; or

(3) Any other individual authorized by the law of the tribe to perform the notarial act.

(b) The signature and title of an individual performing a notarial act under the authority of and in the jurisdiction of a federally recognized Indian tribe are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the individual holds the designated title.

(c) The signature and title of a notarial officer described in subdivision (1) or (2), subsection (a) of this section, conclusively establish the authority of the officer to perform the notarial act.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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