1997 Regular Session
To: Judiciary A
By: Representatives Banks, Bozeman, Schoby, Straughter, Wallace
House Bill 1319
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 11-1-1 AND 89-3-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE LEGISLATORS TO TAKE OATHS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 11-1-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
11-1-1. A judge of any court of record, clerk of such court, court reporter of such court, master, legislator, member of the board of supervisors, justice court judge, notary public, mayor, or police justice of a city, town or village, clerk of a municipality, and any officer of any other state, or of the United States, authorized by the law thereof to administer oaths, the judge of any court of record, or the mayor or chief magistrate of any city, borough or corporation of a foreign country; may administer oaths and take and certify affidavits whenever the same may be necessary or proper in a proceeding in any court or under any law of this state, or for the purpose of taking depositions of any party of interest, or witnesses of any suit pending before any such court, or for the perpetuation of testimony, as provided in Section 13-1-57, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 2. Section 89-3-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
89-3-3. Every conveyance, contract or agreement proper to be recorded, may be acknowledged or proved before any judge of a United States Court, any judge of the Supreme Court, any judge of the circuit court, or any chancellor, or any judge of the county court, or before any clerk of a court of record or notary public, who shall certify such acknowledgment or proof under the seal of his office, or before any justice court judges, or police justice, or mayor of any city, town, or village, or clerk of a municipality, or member of the Legislature, or member of the board of supervisors, whether the property conveyed be within his county or not.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.