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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 29 - 4 - 7 §29-4-7. Powers of notaries connected with banks or other corporations.

It shall be lawful for any notary who is a stockholder, director, officer or employee of a banking institution, including national banking associations, or other corporation, to take the acknowledgment of any party to any written instrument executed to or by such corporation, or to administer an oath to any other stockholder, director, officer, employee or agent of such corporation, or to protest, for nonacceptance or nonpayment, bills of exchange, drafts, checks, notes and other negotiable instruments which may be owned or held for collection by such corporation: Provided, That it shall be unlawful for any notary public to take the acknowledgment of an instrument by or to a banking institution, including national banking associations, or other corporation, of which he is a stockholder, director, officer, or employee, when such notary is a party to such instrument, either personally or as a representative of such corporation; or to protest any negotiable instrument owned or held for collection by such corporation, when such notary is personally a party to such instrument.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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