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WVC 39 - 4 - 12 §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 2016 Regular Session
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