2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:825.1 - Appointment of ex-officio notaries at state correctional institutions; scope of powers
§825.1. Appointment of ex-officio notaries at state correctional institutions; scope of powers
A. The secretary of corrections may designate, at each unit under the jurisdiction of the department, employees of the department to serve as ex-officio notaries public. All acts performed by such ex-officio notaries public as authorized herein shall be performed without charge or other compensation.
B. Appointees under this provision may take acknowledgements, administer oaths, and perform any other duty which notaries public are authorized by law to perform, provided that the authority of appointees under this provision is limited to acts and instruments to which the department of corrections or the secretary of corrections is a party, and to the administration of oaths, affidavits, and other documents concerning any matter in which the department of corrections has an interest.
C. The secretary of corrections may suspend or terminate any appointment made pursuant to this Section at any time. Separation from the employ of the department of corrections shall automatically terminate any authority granted pursuant to this Section.
D. The department of corrections shall pay the costs of notarial seals and bonds, if required, for ex-officio notaries public appointed pursuant to this Section.
Added by Acts 1978, No. 522, §1, eff. July 12, 1978.