TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-30
Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace

SECTION 42-30-14


§ 42-30-14 Public officers having notary powers.

(a) Every state senator, state representative, member of a city or town council, chief, deputy, and assistant clerk of any state court, clerks of the board of canvassers, and worker's compensation court, and municipal clerk and the board of canvassers registrar during the period for which he or she has been elected or appointed, shall, upon completion of the certificate of engagement as set forth in § 42-30-4, have the power to act as a notary public as provided in this chapter.

(b) Two (2) police officers from each state and local police department, as identified in writing by the chief of police, shall, upon completion of the certificate of engagement as set forth in § 42-30-4, have the power to act as a notary public as provided in this chapter. No office holder set forth in this section shall be required to pay the commission fee as provided in § 42-30-5. The office holders must complete the certificate of engagement as set forth in § 42-30-4.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 43-30-14; P.L. 1959, ch. 112, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 292, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 116, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 304, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 323, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 384, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 381, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 312, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 358, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, § 33.)