§ 34-12-5. Power of armed forces officers to take acknowledgments.
In addition to the acknowledgment of instruments and the performance of other notarial acts in the manner and form and as otherwise authorized by law, instruments may be acknowledged, documents attested, oaths and affirmations administered, depositions and affidavits executed, and other notarial acts performed, before or by any commissioned officer in active service of the armed forces of the United States with the rank of second lieutenant or higher in the army, air force, or marine corps, or with the rank of ensign or higher in the navy or coast guard, or with equivalent rank in any other component part of the armed forces of the United States, by any person without the limits of the United States, and to any person who is a member of the armed forces who is within or without the limits of the United States and their lawful dependents.
(P.L. 1944, ch. 1391, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 34-12-5; P.L. 1963, ch. 79, § 1; P.L. 1967, ch. 221, § 1; P.L. 1968, ch. 260, § 1.)