Senate Bill No. 582
(By Senators Miller and Williams)
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;
reported February 23, 2011.] ____________
A BILL to amend and reenact §29-4-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to commissioners appointed by the Governor to acknowledge signatures; and designating specific criteria for seals of commissioners.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §29-4-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. NOTARIES PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONERS.
§29-4-15. Seal of such commissioner.
(a) Each commissioner shall have an official seal which shall be a rubber stamp and shall contain:
(1) The words "Official Seal";
(2) The words "Commissioner for West Virginia";
(3) The commissioner’s name exactly as it is written as an official signature;
(4) The city and state of residence of the commissioner;
(5) The words "My Commission Expires" and the date of expiration of the commission.
(b) A stamped imprint of the seal, together with the official signature, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
(c) A person holding a commission prior to July 1, 2011, is not required to obtain or use a rubber stamp seal with the specifications set out in subsection (a) of this section, prior to the expiration of that commission.
(NOTE: Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
§29-4-15 has been completely rewritten; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.)