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Assembly Bill 886 Civil Code Section 1189(a)(1) Amendment

Date: 1月 1, 2008

AB 886, has been enacted into law and will become effective January 1, 2008. This new law will change the language of the acknowledgement and jurat as follows: 

Section 1189 of the Civil Code is amended to read: 1189. (a) (1) Any certificate of acknowledgment taken within this state shall be in the following form:

State of California

County of ____________

On __________________before me, (here insert name and title of the officer), personally appeared __________________, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. 

I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

 Signature ____________________________________________ (Seal)

Section 8202 of the Government Code is amended to read: 8202. (a) When executing a jurat, a notary shall administer an oath or affiant and shall determine, from satisfactory evidence as described in Section 1185 of the Civil Code, that the affiant is the person executing the document. The affiant shall sign the document in the presence of the notary.

To any affidavit subscribed and sworn to before a notary, there shall be attached a jurat in the following form:

State of California

County of ____________________

Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this____day of _____, 20___, by ________________________, proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) who appeared before me.

Signature ________________________ Seal

These requirements will apply to all documents executed after January 1, 2008. Documents presented without the updated language will be rejected.

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