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WVC 29 C- 1 - 102 §29C-1-102. Purposes and rules of construction.
(a) This chapter shall be construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.

(b) The underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are:

(1) To simplify, clarify and modernize the law governing notaries public;

(2) To make uniform notary laws among the states enacting it; and

(3) To promote, serve and protect the public interest.

(c) In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) Words in the singular number include the plural, and words in the plural number include the singular;

(2) Words of the masculine gender include the feminine and the neuter; and

(3) Words of the neuter gender may refer to any gender when the sense so indicates.

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