57 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 313 - Notarial Act Under Federal Authority

§ 313. Notarial act under Federal authority.

(a) Effect.--A notarial act performed under Federal law has the same effect under the law of this Commonwealth as if performed by a notarial officer of this Commonwealth if the act performed under Federal law is performed by any of the following:

(1) A judge, clerk or deputy clerk of a court.

(2) An individual in military service or performing duties under the authority of military service who is authorized to perform notarial acts under Federal law.

(3) An individual designated a notarizing officer by the United States Department of State for performing notarial acts overseas.

(4) An individual authorized by Federal law to perform the notarial act.

(b) Prima facie evidence.--The signature and title of an individual acting under Federal authority and performing a notarial act are prima facie evidence that:

(1) the signature is genuine; and

(2) the individual holds the designated title.

(c) Conclusive determination.--The signature and title of a notarial officer described in subsection (a)(1), (2) or (3) conclusively establish the authority of the notarial officer to perform the notarial act.

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