[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:57:55 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 351 - FACSIMILE SIGNATURES OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS (UNIFORM ACT)

NRS 351.010           Short title.

NRS 351.020           Definitions.

NRS 351.030           Execution of public security or instrument of payment with facsimile signature.

NRS 351.040           Use of facsimile seal.

NRS 351.050           Use of facsimile signatures otherwise authorized by law.

NRS 351.060           Unlawful acts; penalty.

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      NRS 351.010  Short title.  This chapter may be cited as the Uniform Facsimile Signatures of Public Officials Act.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 4)

      NRS 351.020  Definitions.  As used in this chapter:

      1.  “Authorized officer” means any official of this state or any of its departments, agencies or other instrumentalities or any of its political subdivisions whose signature to a public security or instrument of payment is required or permitted.

      2.  “Facsimile signature” means a reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping or other means of the manual signature of an authorized officer.

      3.  “Instrument of payment” means a check, draft, warrant or order for the payment, delivery or transfer of funds.

      4.  “Public security” means a bond, note, certificate of indebtedness or other obligation for the payment of money, issued by this state or by any of its departments, agencies or other instrumentalities or by any of its political subdivisions.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 4)

      NRS 351.030  Execution of public security or instrument of payment with facsimile signature.  Any authorized officer, after filing with the Secretary of State his or her manual signature certified by him or her under oath, may execute or cause to be executed with a facsimile signature in lieu of his or her manual signature:

      1.  Any public security, if at least one signature required or permitted to be placed thereon shall be manually subscribed; and

      2.  Any instrument of payment.

Ê Upon compliance with this chapter by the authorized officer, his or her facsimile signature has the same legal effect as his or her manual signature.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 4)

      NRS 351.040  Use of facsimile seal.  When the seal of this state or any of its departments, agencies or other instrumentalities or of any of its political subdivisions is required in the execution of a public security or instrument of payment, the authorized officer may cause the seal to be printed, engraved, stamped or otherwise placed in facsimile thereon. The facsimile seal has the same legal effect as the impression of the seal.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 4)

      NRS 351.050  Use of facsimile signatures otherwise authorized by law.  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the use of a facsimile signature where otherwise authorized by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 4)

      NRS 351.060  Unlawful acts; penalty.  A person who with the intent to defraud uses on a public security or an instrument of payment:

      1.  A facsimile signature, or any reproduction of it, of any authorized officer; or

      2.  Any facsimile seal, or any reproduction of it, of this state or any of its departments, agencies or other instrumentalities or of any of its political subdivisions,

Ê is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 4; A 1967, 555; 1979, 1465; 1995, 1270)